Today I received this package:
My normal delight at receiving seeds is nowhere to be found.
It was put together and posted just as the South African collectors of these seeds and business owners Rod and Rachel Saunders were kidnapped whilst plant hunting in the Drakensberg mountains earlier this month. Their vehicle was found 200 miles away in Durban and several suspects have been arrested. It is hoped that Rod and Rachel are being held somewhere but hope must be fading as time passes.
I have been dealing with Rachel, Rod and their office ladies for almost twenty years and many of the plants I illustrate were grown from their seeds. I really hope that this story has a happy ending.