ALOE TIME

I often mention the beauty of aloes at this time of the year when their bright flowers stand out in the winter drabness of the veld. This was so evident along the road to Port Alfred on Tuesday. The Aloe arborescens (Krantz Aloe) are looking particularly attractive. We have some growing in the garden.

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They grow taller by the year and are particularly lovely when the sun shines on the tubular, reddish flowers.

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The Aloe ferox is also coming into bloom.

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As are other aloes growing around the swimming pool. At the moment they look like this:

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And will look like this within a few weeks:

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