Tag Archives: Durban and Coast Horticultural Society

Sustainable Living is More Than Keeping Breathing!


This past weekend, from Thursday through Sunday, in my capacity as current President of the venerable Durban and Coast Horticultural Society (Est 1903!), I was much occupied with our stand at Durban’s annual Sustainable Living Exhibition. A painful back meant I … Continue reading

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A Tiny Cottage in the Woods


Today the owners of a Cowie’s Hill, Durban, property kindly opened it to our Garden Judges Association subsection of Durban and Coast Horticultural Society. Karen and Pat Goss have lived here for some 35 years, but now sadly need to … Continue reading

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Haughty and Cultural in a Small Way


 I have had my normal life (not that I ever have one of those!) disrupted since Thursday, and this will continue until 17h00 tomorrow. On Thursday, after kid collection, I had to load various things we needed for the Durban … Continue reading

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JUDGE NOT? PIFFLE …


  I have often seen bloggers pontificating about nobody being entitled to judge others.  A lovely ideal, but we do it all the time whether conscious of it or not.  The trick is not to do it hastily or nastily. … Continue reading

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