We went back past a pool in Northcliff today that we had converted over two years ago. The pump pump had sucked in some debris, and was easily unblocked. Lovely to see how the pool is maturing.
We popped in to check on this lovely pool conversion in Linden, Joburg, which was completed six months ago. Surrounded by Spring forget-me-nots and poppies, it has become the heart of this beautiful garden.
Happy Spring Day! Spring has arrived, heralded by the beautiful orange river lilies (Crinum bulbispermum) blooming in wetlandPOOLS across the country.
The owner of this exquisite water feature was looking for some 'Wow factor' plants to frame the cheetah sculpture guarding her pond. The grasses, tea cups (colocasia esculenta), river stars (gomphostigma virgatum) and spiloxene aquatica (cape star...
This beautiful little Cape Star (Spiloxene aquatica) is a recent addition to our plant list. Dormant in summer they emerge in the winter months as a sprinkling of star flowers across the wetland.
This self-cleaning aquarium is like a tiny wetlandPOOL!
We recently filmed this insert with Deutshce Welle. Thanks to Henner Frankenfeld and Connie Borrmann of DW. Thanks also to Steve, Natalya and Petra for letting us use their pools, and to Pieter for letting us roam his nursery. It can be seen on DS...
A pool in Illovo Johannesburg now five years old. It is the middle of winter, so the wetlands above it are looking a bit scraggly. The 4m high indigenous willow tree and the screening papyrus are all part of the wetland.
Herbert Baker House in Johannesburg complete with natural pool.
In times of drought swimming pools seem a frivolous waste of resources. However, this author argues that they can serve as valuable reservoirs of water for washing hands, cleaning bodies and flushing toilets. Natural swimming pools, provided they...
This new water feature has just been completed at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.
A courtyard pool at a new house in Waverly. Thanks to Architect Emilio Eftychis for the design and the pictures