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Offline Rena

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Wemmershoek
« on: August 03, 2009, 13:35:17 PM »
Near Wemmershoek dam








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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 20:03:20 PM »
 :clap: :clap:  Thanks for sharing Rena ... looking great

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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 16:07:57 PM »

 :clap: Great pictures Rena

It looks like part of God's country.

Is Wemmershoek Dam near where you live?
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 16:07:57 PM »
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 00:13:12 AM »
Hi Abby and Piet

It's less than half an hour from our house.We go there quite often as we had friends who lived there for years - and they developed a lovely indigenous-to-the-area garden which has now gone just about to ruin with the new chap who took over.  The huge old pine plantations are terribly difficult to destroy and it's amazing how many young pines are already taking over the areas that were indigenous. I want to get hold of some of the lovely coarse gritty mountain sand - wonderful for seedlings, succulents etc - and also some rotting pine needles for mulch (but on second thought maybe not as the chooks are very energetically scratching all the mulch out of the flower beds at the moment...........)  and for my new 3 bulbs I scrounged.  Think the smaller yellow one must be an aanblom of sorts - it has the most delicious scent from quite a distance away. And the pink one must surely also be one of the gladioli family. I wanted to take lots more photos but the rain came down in buckets. Will try to go along the other side of the hill next time to snap some of the stunning rocks there.
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 00:13:46 AM »

I thought that they must be pine trees in the pix but thought they must be native there.

Looking to more pix from the other side  :woohoo:  :woohoo:  :woohoo:
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 18:38:58 PM »
Very lovely, glad I found this,
Thanks Rena!
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2009, 19:02:42 PM »
Thanks Rena,
It looks familiar, is it Sir Lowreys pass side of the dam?
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 19:28:05 PM »
Ernst

If I've got my bearings right Sir Lowry's lies behind Wemmershoek.



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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009, 20:01:42 PM »
Rena,

I was completely off track LOL LOL
Somehow I was thinking of Steenbras dam area!
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 16:09:29 PM »
What is the name of the bud in pix 6  ???
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010, 22:58:21 PM »
I thought I would give this a nudge in case someone can ID pix 6  ???
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010, 22:58:21 PM »
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010, 07:40:13 AM »
I would guess protea?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 17:53:28 PM by michael »

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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2010, 12:46:21 PM »
I agree with Michael - definitely looks protea to me
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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2010, 15:29:25 PM »
I'm always astonished when I see a beautiful, precious flower growing WILD in the veld like a weed! I know they must live wild somewhere, but still....  proteas and lilies with nobody looking after them...

Rena, I've asked the owner of my local nursery to try and find a veltheimia bulb for me. He went to the Cape this week, so keep your fingers crossed....  I should have sent him to Daylily Park and Shidava too....

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Re: Wemmershoek
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 17:54:57 PM »
I've asked the owner of my local nursery to try and find a veltheimia bulb for me.

I have seed for you Herma, if you PM me your address.