Foxgloves and fynbos

These Foxgloves are of the flowers that you'll find growing in fields around the Western Cape. These particular ones, as you may have gathered, I found on Tygerberg Hill during a recent visit. I find the way that sun lights them up awesomely beautiful!

Am I alone in this, or is there anyone else who lives in suburban Cape Town who also thinks that it would be awesome to have a well-kept, but completely Fynbos and wildflower garden instead of manicured grass, popular shrubs and flowers?

4 thoughts on “Foxgloves and fynbos

  1. Paul

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    I was thinking Bev – you guys should consider visiting CT at a different time of year. Since you like flowers so much, September/October would be perfect. It’s cooler than January – but in some ways much prettier.

  2. Kathy S

    ooh, yes that sounds wonderful. You need the CT sun to get the full fragrance of the planting though. The British Museum has had a display of South African plants this summer and even though it was lovely to see the fragrance was not there. It was an enjoyable reminder of our trips. Best wishes from the UK.

  3. Paul

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    You’re completely right KathyS! There’s nothing quite like the smell of fynbos and flowers. :) Did you perhaps take any photos of the display?

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