These last two ferns I go from a trip into Southern Sudan we went high into the mountains on the border between Uganda and Sudan. Here is the photo of the trip near where I found the ferns growing on a bridge. Not what we think of as Sudan, the climate is cool and damp and very fertile.
Thank you, I am hoping if I can make some time to go and explore these mountains abit as there could be lots more interesting plants. Maybe even tree ferns which is really what I want to try. The problem with living in these parts is that there are no nurseries from which to by stuff with out hge shipping costs.
These mountains are just becoming accessable as the LRA rebels are no longer there and the whole area is very underdeveloped.
Hi there Ridesaredmule, thanks for the input. I struggle to get the balence between free draining and water retensive soil here especially as there is no potting compost that I can buy. But with a four month dry season just arround the corner I will definitly keep an eye on things.
Forest is quite rare here. Most of the area arround where I am is cultivated or at least grazed, as there is quite a high population density. The only forest you find are Eucalyptus which are planted for firewood and curing tobacco, the local cash crop. So that's why I was happy to find myself in the natural forests pictured.
Katie, I am John from England and I am married to Vikki from Spokane WA. I have been in Africa way too long but I love it out here! We have three kids (3, 5, and7) two of which were born in Uganda. Its a beautiful country and right now I can't imagine living anywhere else. We are Christian and work for YWAM with the churches, children and other disadvataged in Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. You can check out Vikki's blog at http://www.alumpofclayinafrica.blogspot.com and for our work at http://www.ywamarua.blogspot.com
The work is challenging sometimes stressfull and very rewarding, but gardening provides a perfect relaxation for me, though I have to admit I get stressed watching over my seedling palms!
That is very insprational work that you do for the folks
of Africa. I can see they are really glad that you have
come to help them. You are a true blessing.
Did they ever get their toilets built? I know it may be
silly question but it is a neccesary question.
Yeah!!! That's it, Where the John???
Have you got them built yet?? That is what I am
wondering about, especially if you are "drinking
from the river" YUK!!!Is there any way of filtering it so you may use it?
Oh, thank you. That is what I wanted to hear. Enjoyed your pic of
the community and your little girl is so cute.
You have power surges with your Electricity. That could be interesting.
But , at leat you have a few conveniences for your family.