Aliens, a term that evokes wonder, disbelief and scepticism, yet well accepted parlance. In the gardening world, especially here where our Fynbos heritage has been cornered but not subdued, aliens are active.
A misnomer which refers to vigorous exotics which are advantageously colonising the region, taking up water and land.
The photograph illustrates rapid germination post fire, sans any local flora. Fortunately they provide good mulch and firewood and in a time of deforestation perhaps Gaia is setting the balance with fast growing trees in otherwise ‘barren’ areas.