Plant Pick – Growing Osteospermum (Cape Daisy)

I always feel as if some plants are vastly overlooked for tropical looking species and varieties that are new on the scene. Osteospermum (African Daisy), for example, seems to have a new colour shade coming out every years. However, I still have an extremely strong affection for Osteospermum jucundum; an extremely beautiful simple flower that has elegance and simplicity about it. I’ve kept it for… Continue reading


By the way. If suddenly, at 1am, you realise that your Echium Webbii and Osteospermum aren’t protected and a blizzard it crushing them under gentle deadly snowflakes, for the night a towel will do! My feet are cold, but my plants are now all cozy until I can save them in the morning

Crews Hill

Every time Cruise Hill is even mentioned my heart quickens. A subtle hint in a sentence, a passing referral to this paradise, an out and out plan to visit this oasis, makes my credit card groan and my smile broaden. I just can’t help myself. The garden centre utopia known as Cruise Hill is always worth a visit and I rarely come away without spending a small fortune.

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I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.