Category Archives: Gardens

Registering Attendance


One discussion by the Hort. Soc. Board, Joined by Oscar; not untoward; All decisions made will need His opinion one should heed. Two hungry ibis standing on a wall, To be fed have made a call, Knock on door till … Continue reading

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Logging Out; Key Elements in Puppy Name


It seems the name of Sharkie For new pup’s not quite right, And neither, quite, is Darkie For reasons I won’t cite, And nonsense is Malarkey, Though fitting, to degrees; Quite useless would be Barky — He don’t do much … Continue reading

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I Came, I Sawed, Nowhere Near Yet Conquered


Before and after pictures show How much sawing on the go, But more grief has to be faced Before pool can get replaced Now consensus that I see  Is that pool dug in should be; With all steps earth out … Continue reading

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The Bridge That Wasn’t


GloMoWriMo Day 13 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky! Your poem could be about something that is mysterious and spooky in a bad way (like a witch), … Continue reading

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Preserving a 115-year old tradition.


Today I had the honour of presiding over the 115th Annual General Meeting of the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society. We are delighted to have found a venue for such meetings in the Education Centre of Durban Botanic Gardens, as … Continue reading

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SUNDAY FUNDAY


I was completing the job referred to in the previous post when I received an order from the grandkids to join them on an outing to Illovo Nursery on the South Coast. We haven’t been there for a while, and … Continue reading

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Sad Twist of Ankle and Fate


Today a garden visit planned For Garden Judges and their friends, To garden that is really grand, And everyone in raptures sends. Rhiannon, though, on trampoline, Got ankle in an awful twist, And so it meant a doctor seen, And … Continue reading

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