Magnolias are one of my favourite plants, although I have never been lucky enough to grow one. Still there are plenty out there for everyone to enjoy. The main one featured here is Magnolia Stellata “Jane Platt” a lovely baby pink. The twinkling starry forms of stellata contrast with the large flat saucers and huge gobletsContinue reading “Magnolia”

Kirstenbosch turns 100

One of the world’s best-loved botanic gardens and the most beautiful garden in Africa, Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country’s indigenous flora and where you can find wonderful proteas, ericas, restios and other South African specimens such as agapanthus,Continue reading “Kirstenbosch turns 100”