The very name ‘Oribi Gorge’ invokes an image of an exotic destination, an opportunity of exploration and a journey into a pristine relic of nature. Recently time presented a weekend between two fisheries workshops in southern KwaZulu Natal for me to visit Oribi Gorge, a high birding priority on my bucket list. Driving from Margate Airport, my GPS led me on an extremely rural route through … Continue reading Birding in Oribi Gorge.
The shoot was barely detectable nestled between the cascading leaves on Clivia’s. There were 3 three year old plants in the pot, the first of my first batch of seedlings to flower. We had started to breed with Clivia’s as a hobby, buying mature plants and collecting seed wherever possible. Ripe berries on road verges, in friends gardens and in parks – all were collected … Continue reading A burst of colour – Clivia flowering in the Garden Route.