Common Myna

Meet the Common Myna

I think that it is correct to say that more people do not like the Common Myna than those that like them. Personally, I...
Blue Marguerite daisy

The beautiful Blue Marguerite Daisy

The Blue Marguerite Daisy is a great indigenous plant to include in virtually any garden. These hardy plants grow into a small shrub, about...
Blue Pansy butterfly

Blue Pansy butterfly

Not all pansies are plants! This one happens to be an insect: a butterfly to be more specific. The Blue Pansy does, however, have...
Gecko with cockroach

Gecko versus cockroach

I am pretty sure that not many people like to have geckoes in their houses. I am even more sure that people don’t like...
Yellow Bell Orchid tree

The Yellow Bell Orchid Tree

I can clearly remember going to a Durban nursery looking for a small tree to plant for Arbour Day. My requirements were that it...
Cape White-eye

Meet the Cape White-eye

No matter where you live in South Africa, if you have a garden with trees and shrubs, you will probably be visited by the...
Red Bishop male

Welcome to Nature on your Doorstep

Welcome to Nature on your Doorstep - a blog about the good and not so good things that you find in your garden and...