Saturday, September 27, 2008

The great gales may have ripped tiles off the roof, but the accompanying squalls of late seasonal rain in the Cape Peninsula have endowed us with a sumptuous spring. The clivia this year are the best and most abundant I have ever seen in my garden. They don't last all that long, so a picture was mandatory to remember them by. Double-collared sunbirds are ecstatic under an intense blue sky today, glissading streams of notes from the trees after a week of heavy showers. The front yard is a bit dispirited, generally shady with two big trees erupting from a bricked central bed, and it's difficult to find anything that will thrive there. That will have to be my next mission for the summer.

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Blogger BiScUiTs said...

Oh they look good. Some of these unusual plants look like things from alien worlds. There's a pond and a bit of park not far away from where I live where they have all these different plants in a sort of rockery. Some of them look prehistoric.

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Blogger DavetheF said...

Hello Biscuits! Nice to hear from you. Yes, the clivias are very striking. There is a yellow strain too, but these are richer, and the actual glowing orange colour is not captured by my digital camera. These are part of our unique Cape floral kingdom.

I hope to blog a bit more regularly from now on.

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Blogger diana said...

Thanks for posting great pics of clivias.I have great fondness for the flowers. Do post some more pics of Cape town flowers. This is Diana from Israeli Uncensored News

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