A blos­som­ing beauty

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Linda and Al­marie thor­oughly en­joy work­ing in their gar­den and have in the past two years trans­formed it from an un­ruly mass of plants – and their builder’s dump­ing site – into a feast for the eyes. “Our rose gar­den is our pride and joy and the blooms this year are mag­nif­i­cent!” says Linda. This sec­tion of the gar­den was the last piece of land Linda and Al­marie had to re­cover af­ter their builders had left. In 2015, the cou­ple en­tered the Knysna Rose Show and walked away with two prizes! “We were thrilled, con­sid­er­ing where we’d started with the rose gar­den and what it looks like to­day,” Linda says. >> Sheila and Bar­bra, the wire sheep (above), were bought at a craft mar­ket in Sedge­field. A shady sit­ting area (top right) with peach pip ground­cover is di­rectly un­der one of two large fig trees in the gar­den. “Inca lilies sprout up here each year; it’s won­der­ful to see their necks stretch­ing as they find the sun,” Linda says. Ta­ble and chairs from Stodels

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