Autumn Announcer?…


They popped up quite unexpectedly and I hope they never leave! It has been just over 2 weeks since they  made their colorful appearance, and what a couple of weeks of weather it has been! Blazing hot days, howling winds and sporadic thunderstorms, 4 seasons all in one day. On days that you expect it to rain it doesn't. When it … Continue reading Autumn Announcer?…

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?

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

The Herb that heals


Comfrey has been known for centuries to alleviate aches and pains and is still used today to treat cuts and grazes. Best of all, it grows and grows and grows. Ofcourse this one fact had me sold, so best to investigate my new favorite greenery. As I mentioned this plant is a fast grower. Should … Continue reading The Herb that heals

A thing of beauty.


From the moment you arrive at Ramblers Rest, you are greeted and embraced with beauty. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, well I challenge any eye to behold the sites and sounds found on this piece of earth, and not be won over. As I mentioned in previous articles we are in … Continue reading A thing of beauty.