So much for spring day yesterday.  The cold has come just in time to spoil our spring day celebrations.  Luckily the chill hasn’t lasted that long and is already dissipating, let’s hope it is the last.  Spring day always heralds one of the most important weeks on our environmental calendar: Arbor week.  One tends to think of arbor week as the time for planting trees in our schools and parks but it is so much more.  Arbor week is about connecting and appreciating the natural world we are blessed with in South Africa and where possible to give a home to one of our lovely indigenous gems.  So if you find your fingers itching for no specific reason this week, give them something to do in the garden and your life will definitely be richer for it.            

Vibrant new spring growth on a White stinkwood