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Winter down South.

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Well, with last week’s rains, winter seemed to be in a rsuh to arrive. While not severe, I have had to clear some new areas to place my Clivia’s so that the very small ones can get some sun and warmth for the next few months. At least winter means a night temperature of 5 Deg Celcius and not a sheet of slow.

But what a relief to have had the rains after over two years of drought, though like so many of the modern weather systems, it was a mini flood. Now, the ground is sodden, something normal for this time of year. All the bulbs start emerging and the Protea’s have a dramatic growth spurt.

Without a doubt, the most dramatic floral display for our winter has to be the multitude of Aloes that light up every crag and hill in a blaze of vivid red and orange.

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