Just for completeness …

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You are, probably, sick of Clivia photos but these are the last two to flower and I wanted a record of all my 2015 flowers, therefore, … one last post.

The top photo is a Clivia my sister, Juanita, gave me earlier this year.  It is proof just how hardy they are.  I visited Juanita one day and she asked whether I wanted a Clivia.  The plant was in a bucket, without soil.  I don’t know how long it had been out of the ground.  I took it home and wrapped the roots in wet paper.  The next day, we drove to Bridgetown and, the day after that, I planted it.  The plant is now huge and has the biggest cluster of flowers of all my Clivias.  It is a delightful specimen.  As you can see, it is a brilliant orange, the flowers are exceptionally large and open quite flat (see the flower, centre left).  Fantastic, thanks, Sis. Continue reading

My new Clivias

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As you would all know by now, I am an excitable woman.  And this week, I am really excited about my new Clivias.

My sister, Sandra, put me onto a fabulous nursery, Clivia Classiques, in Forrestdale.  We went there last week and I was extremely impressed.  They have a huge enclosure, exclusively dedicated to Clivias.  There are thousands of Clivias.  I could not believe my eyes.  When we were there, most of the Clivias were just in bud but, in a week or two, the whole area will be amass with blooms. Continue reading