Cape flowers in March?

Peter den Bakker
Sat, 07 Feb 2009 11:17:35 PST

I did the trip in March/April 2007, from Botswana, Namibia to Cape Town.
Nieuwoudtville was very dry, it didn't rain for about eight months.
I didn't see any bulb, only dust :-(.
South Africa was much better,  Amaryllis belladonna,Haemanthus and between
Clanwilliam and Citrusdal just besite the road (leftside) a lot Brunsvigia 
oriƫntalis in flower.

Peter den Bakker
The Netherlands.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diane Whitehead" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 7:26 PM
Subject: [pbs] Cape flowers in March?

>A couple of years ago I spent September admiring flowers in the
> western part of South Africa.  Fantastic.
> Next month we are taking our grandchildren to Namibia and then South
> Africa from Cape Town along the south coast to the elephant park near
> Port Elizabeth.
> I don't expect to see many flowers. We will visit Kirstenbosch of
> course - the kids will like watching the guinea fowl while I look at
> flowers.
> When we were in Nieuwoudtville before, we were unable to visit
> Glenlyon as the MacGregor bus was fully booked.  The farm was made
> into a botanic garden last summer, so there will be no problem gaining
> entrance.  Are there likely to be enough flowers in bloom in March to
> justify a special trip up there?
> Diane Whitehead
> Canada
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