Patience may be a virtue, but it’s rather time-consuming waiting for something exciting to happen. That’s why Hippeastrum, better known as amaryllis (but not to be confused with the indigenous Amaryllis species) are the go-to bulb for those with a little less patience than the virtuous.
GAZANIAS, members of the Daisy family, are extremely rewarding annuals.
NELSON Mandela once said, “If you speak to an African in English, you’ll get into his head. But, if you speak to him in his own language, you’ll get into his heart.”
I HAVE written about weavers and doves not being just ‘weavers and doves’. Although they appear similar, one might have at least three species of each family in the garden.
THE law of the jungle should read like this: “The big guy always wins”. The impala with the longest horns, the elephant with the heaviest tusks, the croc with the biggest teeth, the lion with the loudest roar.
SOMETIMES, while speaking telephonically to puppy owners about pups that are 16 weeks or older, I tell them that the litter departure age was six weeks or less and that they have the alpha male or female.
WHILE researching the word ‘discipline’ the following caught my attention: ‘moral or mental improvement’, ‘control obtained by enforcing compliance’, ‘punishment intended to correct or train’.
I GOT lost in Durban recently, looking for a book exchange in Moore Road. “Oh, you mean Che Guevara Road?”
TO REBUILD an old car, one has to have enthusiasm. Will, skill, patience, a sympathetic bank manager, and a very tolerant wife are useful too, but sometimes all of these take a back seat.
“THE worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent. That is the essence of inhumanity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw.
EVERYBODY who visits sunny South Africa wants to see the Big Five. It’s a sad fact that many of us don’t even know what the Big Five are, although they’re right there on our bank notes!