Category Archives: Horticulture

A Week to Leave One Weak


Monday saw another visit to Entabeni Hospital for an Ultrasound and then an MRI. After lunch I spent the afternoon and evening on a sample edit and quote for a book from a writer in Nigeria. Today, after a night … Continue reading

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Boring but Really Awful Subject.


Today we attended a talk given by Johan Bodenstein, an esteemed local environmentalist, on the menace increasingly posed by the Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer Beetle. It is rampant in Johannesburg, which may soon cease being the biggest urban forest in … Continue reading

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Fuf-fuf-fuf Free Zing Party and Talk


After two of the most delightful days imaginable, weather wise, things turned mean today just because we had two outdoor events following one after the other. In the morning we were up early to an overcast day with a gale … Continue reading

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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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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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A Talk Not On Golf


In addition to enjoying this part of our brief reunion with Eldest Daughter on a day of perfect weather, spent mainly in and round our little pool, I had to neglect that side a bit so as to get involved … Continue reading

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