GARDEN JULY 2022

How blessed we are to have indigenous flowers blooming in our garden during the middle of winter! Even though the aloes are nearly over, they still attract interesting visitors such as Green Woodhoopoes:

The hedge of Crassula ovata at one end of the swimming pool is covered with flowers that are abuzz with bees and other insects:

I look forward to this time of the year when the scarlet blooms of the Erythrina caffra provide a beautiful contrast against the brilliant blue sky. Birds visiting them include Cape Weavers, Village Weavers, Southern Masked Weavers, Cape White-eyes, Common Starlings, Redwinged Starlings, Greyheaded Sparrows, African Hoopoes, African Green Pigeons, Black-headed Orioles, and even Cape Crows:

The Canary Creepers continue to provide the odd splash of bright yellow:

While the orange Cape Honeysuckle is beginning to make a show too:

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    • While the weather can get very cold (for us) during the winter, recently we have been experiencing temperatures between 22 and 30 degrees C – tomorrow is forecast to drop to 11 degrees.

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  1. What a wonderful colour beak the Woodhoopoe has! The splashes of colour in your garden must surely act as a pick up for winter spirit.
    With heavy rains here, the predominant colour is green in various shades. The rain lilies provide some colour.

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