A Week of Flowers

Massonia pygmaea

Day Seven 28 November 2020 Massonia pygmaea This gem of a plant is no more than 3 cm tall and is in flower in our indoor (unheated) garden. Massonia pygmaea is endemic to South Africa, occuring mostly in the Northern to Western Cape, often growing at high altitudes. Discovering this tiny plant in flower just… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

Eschscholzia caespitosa

Day Four 25 November 2020 On dreich November days we all need a little something to remind us of the sunshine. Today my contribution to Cathy's Week of Flowers is a collecion of plants which will only flower when the sun comes out. It is still not to late to contribute, so why not visit… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

Erigeron glaucus

Day Two 23 November 2020 A gentle offering for the second day of Cathy's Week of FlowersPlease have a look at the other contributions (links on Cathy‚Äôs blog: Words and Herbs) and start the week with a smile. Beach Aster Erigerion glaucus Beach Aster or Seaside Fleabane is the perfect plant for my rock and… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

An Introduction

My first blog about the cottage garden was posted in February 2012 and now I am introducing you to the garden we have created behind our "new house", built in 2012, on the headland to the north of the original cottage. The cottage garden and the adjacent vegetable garden with polytunnel, fruit cages and orchard… Continue reading An Introduction