Cape flowers in March?

Brian Whyer
Sat, 07 Feb 2009 10:43:22 PST
Should be fine for Disa uniflora on Table mountain, and other orchids.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

--- On Sat, 7/2/09, Diane Whitehead <> wrote:

From: Diane Whitehead <>
Subject: [pbs] Cape flowers in March?
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Saturday, 7 February, 2009, 6:26 PM

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  

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

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