Above the Brunsvigia orientalis are prolific this year - commonly referred to as candelabra, or more interestingly also sometimes known as perdespookbossie in Afrikaans
Below the Haemanthus coccineus, usually more common than the Brunsvigia, is much more scarce this year -- the April Fool, paintbrush lily or in Afrikaans the Bloedblom or Bobbejaansool
And with it a beautiful Amarillys belladonna growing in a Rooiels garden - commonly referred to as Belladonnalelie or Maartlelie in Afrikaans.
The photo of the genet was taken by Dave at Harold Porter. But this shy night hunter is quite often seen in Rooiels. It comes sniffing round after a braai and if you are sitting quietly will even sometimes venture briefly into the house.
The delightful mongoose pictures were taken in Dave's garden by Jeremy.
Thanks to them both for sharing.
Added in at the bottom is a photo of the genet that starred in our Leopard cave camera in 2016
Photos and anecdotes from Rooielsers
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