On a recent visit to the Drakenstein Valley we stopped in to explore the exquisite gardens at Babylonstoren. The three large water lily ponds are home to edible species of fish and equally edible waterblommetjies. The fish evidently enjoy their view!
End of summer. Water lilies and Four leafed clover enjoying the sun in a courtyard.
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This quirky home originally included an equally quirky pool in it's basic design. Sadly, the structure was not sound or watertight, and fell into disrepair. The home's new owners are lovingly restoring the property and have converted the pool int...
A wonderful afternoon at a beautiful pool. Thanks to Jane Griffiths and Keith Knowlton.
We found this little guy (Arum lily frog we think) in Somerset West. He was hiding in a white plastic pipe that was standing upright pretending to be an Arum lily.
A recently finished pool in Pretoria. Straitened out a swimming lane in a kidney pool and planted all around. Lots of rocks blend the edges back into the garden.
Anybody want some Tilapia? One of our pools in Greenside, Johannesburg has too many and they are being caught and put into containers today ready for you to collect.
5 years later at a pool in Blairgowrie. Thanks to Gavin.
Crinum bulbispurnum in flower. They arre bloomng accross the country. This was sent to us by a happy client in Northcliff.
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.