Lunate Ladybird

Ladybirds – cute little predators

Like many people I have always been intrigued by Ladybirds. They have striking colours and seem quite content to crawl all over your hand...
Cape Gecko

The diminutive Cape Gecko

Here is a gecko that prefers to live in your garden rather than your house. The Cape Gecko is a small reptile with a...
Impala Lily

The beautiful Impala Lily

The Impala Lily (Adenium obesum) is a winter flowering beauty! For most of the year these plants, which sort of look like miniature baobabs,...
Golden Mole

Golden Moles

I know that many gardeners despise moles for the damage they can do to lawns and gardens. But here is a surprise for you....
Layman butterfly

Layman butterfly

I don’t know how the Layman butterfly got its common name but there must be a story there somewhere. This butterfly is quite common...
Pig's Ears

Pig’s Ears – ideal for a rockery

Firstly, I would like to mention that, in my opinion, the leaves of this succulent do not actually resemble the ears of a pig....
Male Cape Sparrow

The Cape Sparrow – a charming little bird

I don’t think that there are many gardens that don’t have sparrows, of one kind or another, in them. The Cape Sparrow may occur...
Honey Euryops

The honey smelling Honey Euryops

The Honey Euryops (Euryops virgineus) is an attractive plant with its yellow flowers and bright green foliage. Honeybees are attracted to it and maybe...
Southern Tree Agama

Southern Tree Agama

Many of you will know the Southern Tree Agama by its easier to remember name of Blue-headed Lizard. Another name for this lizard is...
Cape Wagtail

Cape Wagtail – a friendly little bird

The Cape Wagtail is one bird that is familiar to most South Africans. It gets called a number of different names including Willie Wagtail...