Coral Tree

Erythrina lysistemon, Zulu name: umSinsi Have you seen the orange blaze at the bottom of the Umngeni Valley Nature Reserve that is a group of Erythrina lysistemon in flower?  This variety is not usually found in this area and certainly not in the misty midlands.  There are some splendid specimens to be found planted in…

Denver Jardine is the Bee’s Knees

As a youngster growing up on the coast, Denver would join his Zulu pals to go fruit and honey hunting in the bush. “We’d grab our buckets, rob wild hives, feast on whatever we found and come home dirty, sticky and stung,” he recalls.  Denver was always fascinated by insects and snakes and learned a…