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The Pelargonium Brief


What I notice most about these flowers, are how hardy they are. They have surprised me by growing almost wherever I have planted them. What surprised me even more, was that I thought they were Geraniums! and that most of these species are indigenous to South Africa. They are found mainly along the east and west coasts … Continue reading The Pelargonium Brief

HAVE A REST AT RAMBLERS


*Guest Room with shared bathroom in a early 1900's settlers period, rustic renovated  farmhouse. Perfect for a stop over en-route through the eastern Cape, or a central point to explore the Sunshine Coast. Own entrance from the front stoep through a cozy seating area (currently being renovated, guests are welcome to use the stoep which has a 4 seater picnic/pub bench), that … Continue reading HAVE A REST AT RAMBLERS

TO MEAT OR TO EAT?


VEGAN... The word on its own can on most occasions  turn into a heated debate even amongst friends.  The fact of the matter is, the meat industry is not sustainable. For those of you who consider bacon a vegetable, this may not be an easy crackling to swallow. And we as the human population on this planet, have … Continue reading TO MEAT OR TO EAT?

San or Saint…Pedro?


Huachuma - San Pedro, is known for and has a history of medicinal and shamanic use - huachumeros a male shaman or Huachureras a female shaman. (try to pronounce huachureras correctly and really quickly 10 times in a row!) The plant is native to the Andes mountains especially around the regions of Ecuador, Peru and … Continue reading San or Saint…Pedro?

Stone Cottage


Cottage for rent 4km outside Bathurst. A 2 bedroom cottage situated just outside the town of Bathurst and easy to access the main R67 road to get to either Grahamstown ( 35km ) or Port Alfred ( 18km ). The cottage has one main bedroom with a concrete floor. The spacious kitchenette and living area … Continue reading Stone Cottage

baby green figs

Post-Xmas Baby Green Fig


I managed to harvest two ice-cream tubs worth of baby green figs a couple days ago and would like to harvest the rest, before the birds get them! Here goes another recipe for baby green fig preserve.  I love the taste as it remind me of christmas, and the fig preserve goes well almost anything, … Continue reading Post-Xmas Baby Green Fig

BFF Gardening


So according to some intelligent people and the internet (surely if it is on the internet it must be true), Companion plants can assist in the growth of other plants by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. Best of all, they can be part of a biological pest control program. They had me … Continue reading BFF Gardening