returning after the unseasonably mild period over the holiday break,
decided to give the covered plants a breath of air, and found the plants
actually grown during that time.
These plants remained uncovered until 12 January, when we wrapped the Acacias again (right) due to the threat of cold overnight temperatures.
All the other gardens are fine and now laying dormant. Our next major task is to formative prune the 700 semi-mature trees under our jurisdiction and prepare the meadows for cultivation in February. There truly is never a dull moment!
Here's how a few of the other plants in the garden are looking...
Left: A variety of plants looking frosty, including the Carex testacea (upright copper-coloured grasses), the Watsonia pillansii (green, flat leaved upright spikes), and the straplike foliage of Galtonia candicans.
Below: Kniphofia rooperi