‘Tis the season of tropical fruits from nearby Tzaneen, the fruit basket of South Africa: mangoes, litchis, papaya and pineapples. And of the Pineapple lily, or Eucomis of which we have several species growing wild and a few cultivars, especially of the ‘red’ ones, in the garden. Here is a particularly fine example growing in the Upper Rosemary Border – a joy from close-by, but also from the veranda of the big house at the moment,
Here is another a few meters further along the border, with a red berberis for company and yellow foliage for contrast. Oh yes – and Rosa rugosa, an interesting pairing, shown below in a rather wet detail shot.