Category Archives: ALL

Aloe ferox tapping in the Little Karoo.

Tapping

Aloe tappers near Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo arrange the cut aloe leaves in a ring around a depression in the ground lined with plastic. Aloin sap flows from the aloe leaves and is collected in the plastic. It is then boiled and reduced to a resinous form taken as a laxative and for arthritis.

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Today Towerkop Nursery is recycling.

wine

The carrier handle on this wine box makes a good plant tag !

Aloe variegata, flowering now at Towerkop Nursery.

aloe-variegata

This small Aloe is widespread in the arid western interior of South Africa.

Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

orbea_variegata

Carrion Flower – Orbea variegata. Native to the Southwestern and southern cape of South Africa.

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Hanging Hessian planter at Towerkop Nursery

Hanging Hessian planter at Towerkop Nursery

Hanging Hessian planter at Towerkop Nursery

Today John the Farmer made paper pots!

Paper pots

Paper pots

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Paper pots

Paper pots

Paper pots