Jasmine softens the sharpest of thorns.
Sun dried lawn and sun baked dogs.
You just have to love blue legs! Cape White Eye.
The Century Cactus
One of several on the property … all now at the bottom part of the garden. This one almost made it impossible to walk comfortably along the path so I dug it out and transplanted it. Its thorns are very sharp.
Pied Flycatcher on its favorite garden perch – the Coral Tree.
This is a self seeding bush … shrub that grows around two metres or more tall. Once summer is fully upon us it is bedecked is a glorious spray of yellow flowers. But what is special about this plant is once the flowers have died and it is ready to shed its seeds the pods swell and burst with a popping sound as it showers the surrounding area with seeds.
This is the first bloom of the white/mauve wisteria that grows down the driveway. In a month or two it will have almost smothered many of the queen of the night cacti that run the length of the east side of the driveway that leads to the street.