8 June 2008
My garden is so happy after the rain. It looks as if the plants are smiling.
It always amazes me how the sandy soil of the Cape, do not absorb the water, like when I lived in Brisbane with its clay soil.
In Brisbane one can stick anything in the soil and it will grow. Here in Cape Town new plants need much nurturing.
Rainwater just does not penetrate the sand. When I dig a few inches deep, it is pure dry sand. I loose more plants in winter than in the summer. I always think the soil is wetter than it is.
There were two dead doves in my garden this morning. I checked that the blue-green algae at the vlei are not in bloom. I believe that birds can die if they eat the toxic algae.
Well, it is not in bloom, so the only thing I can think may have caused their deaths are either that someone put snail poison in their gardens, that kid with the BB gun wounded them or they died from the cold.