Read more about the plant here ..
Friday, January 30, 2009
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The scientific name of this plant is the Physalis species and the neighbourhood children who came to help in the garden sometimes pick the orange cherries to eat. I also recognised that the fruits when dried are used as cake decorations.
You can read more about the plant here ....
Thursday, January 29, 2009
At this time the plant produced numerous white little flowers which seem to float in the air when disturbed. Knowing that whenever a plant flowers, it is a signal that it may die. So I trimmed the bush down to half it's original height, cutting away all the flowering parts. I'm wondering whether I should relocate this plant to a corner of the planting bed instead of letting it continue to grow in the centre.
Read all about the Wormwood plants here ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I found this growing in the Passionfruit Cover. There are two of them at the moment. It is also know as the Eygptian Cotton, Creole Cotton and the scientific name is Gossyplum barbadense.
Read more about it here http://tropilab.com/gossyp-bar.html
6/3/09 update .... the cotton fruits are seen this time round ...so white and can be fluffy too but I took the pic after a rainfall .... so you see it's the cotton is rather dense.
Found this plant growing somewhere below the medicinal herb bushes. It has the name in the title of this post and is also called Laurentia longiflora. I understand that the leaves of this plant release an irritating sap and the plant is pretty poisonous.
You can read all about this plant here
Saturday, January 17, 2009
It produces red berries which can be eaten. However I read that this plant grows well in sunlight and it seemed to be in the wrong part of the garden. The plant is still a tiny bush producing a few fruits only.
Read all about it here http://www.tropilab.com/lime-ber.html
Friday, January 16, 2009
When I transplanted the gingers into the CG, I accidently decapitated the leaf off the yellow ginger and left the rhizome there. I think it didn't grow anymore after that. As for the blue ginger, it seems to be growing very slowly too ... it's grown in full sun. Now I wonder if I had planted it in the wrong part of the garden. I read that gingers are usually shade loving plants.
Now I have to consider transplanting it under the passionfruit cover where it's more shady.
The Neem plant is growing pretty well and it's getting bushier too.
The flower is quite pretty too.
Monday, January 12, 2009
After 2 weeks of break in the last weeks of December 2008 I was all set to try my hands at germinating some seeds that I obtained from Wisteria and Herb Lover. I used the cardboard egg carton , doubled up and soaked the seeds for about half an hour before planting them into the Horti- soil mixture. For about 4 days I watered them using a chinese soup spoon and what you see here were the seedlings. By the end of the week I noticed that the phoenix pumpkin seedlings were growing out their space and so I transplanted them into bigger pots. Out of the five seeds I sowed for the Roselle, Phoenix Pumpkin and the 7-Candle Stick plants only three germinated.
The phoenix pumpkin seedlings had big leaves as compared to the other two plants. I hope to grow them strong enough before transplanting into the CG.
I also have two Indian Borage stem cuttings ... hopefully they would root too.
Sending good vibes here!