Tag: nature

Educational Fynbos Walks

We had a wintry Educational Fynbos Walk last week with 40 excited boys and girls….

They learnt about the different kinds of Fynbos and the different textures and smells of the pelargonium and buchu leaves.

Then we headed off on the walk…

Learning about the local fynbos and the Port Jackson aliens:

The thirsty dogs had a drink of rain water…

We passed a UCT students project to gauge pollution in the area – it measures nitrogen.

Walking on along the misty trail…

with stunning views of Scarborough

A beautiful Rotstert/Babiana ringens so appropriately called “rats tail” for its common name

Back to the nursery for a bit of Q & A

And then a well deserved play in the playground!

Contact us now for a Good Hope Gardens Educational Fynbos walk/guided fynbos walk or for a map to go exploring yourself!

Green Star SA Certified and a winter baby.

The good news came in that Good Hope Landscaping’s roof garden on project Cocoon Eco Lofts has been Green Star SA certified… Well done!!!

Plus – a new addition to the family…a beautiful baby girl born on full moon at the nursery. Heres Taskmasters hard landscapers hand with our soft tiny new borns…great contrast!

We are smack in the middle of winter now – a very cold bite in the air and all the leaves have completely fallen off the deciduous trees. Hail and stormy grey skies. It does feels like the wettest winter in a long time. The dam has filled up completely over the last few weeks….

Before:

And after:

Our winter veggies are coming along deliciously – soups, salads and sweet-smelling herbs to keep us healthy and happy.

Baby fennel is our current favourite : Baby fennel bulbs drizzled in olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and baked in the oven for 15 minutes…so good!

We have even had a few sunny parties at the nursery on those special sun-filled, wind-still days you get in our Cape Town winters.

And wet weather does nothing to stop the Good Hope Gardens Landscaping team create their masterpieces:

So keep smiling and keep warm and enjoy gardening in this perfect-for-it weather!