Happiness is… shopping for plants.

ippOn Tuesday I drove out to Krugersdorp to buy fruit trees from one of my favourite nurseries, Austraflora. It certainly has the best range of fruit trees of any nursery I’ve been to, apples, pears, peaches, plums and even quinces and crab apple, and the owner is friendly.

I bought two apples, Fuji and Golden Delicious, and three pears; Forelle, Packham’s Triumph and Rosmarie. I’m going to try my hand at espaliering. Fingers crossed.

I couldn’t resist this gorgeous cymbidium orchid …                                                                                                                                                            ipp      ipp                                                                                                                                               …and this hellebora