Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Roses in the CG Update 1

One of my friend from the GCS forum passed me four pots of roses cos' they were not doing well at her balcony during this time of the year. Also the roses had spider mites problem. So when she passed them to me I cut off all the leaves and let them regrow the leaves while leaving them under the young Mango tree in the CG and since then, many new leaves have grown and one of them even bloomed. So here is the pot with the red, red rose.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How To Dehusk A Coconut With A Changkul

A forum friend shared how he dehusks old coconuts using a changkul. This is absolutely useful cos' I picked up four coconuts in the CG and now I have some idea how to dehusk them. Shall try this one day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rose Valley Snippets Of Interests

Besides roses, the place also grow other many interesting plants as a combination to enhance the roses display ....
Here is a yellow species hibiscus ... the bloom larger than my palm and this is not the only one.

Purple Datura below.

Interesting bottle gourd and many of the brown ones were hanging over the pond to make an interesting display.
There were many species of Begonias and flowering ones too.

Water feature garden ornament. Love the little porcelain containers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Garden in Rose Valley

The garden here has got quite a number of interesting nooks and corners for one to relax and maybe smell the roses too.
By the way notice there's no crowd? Well we were there about an hour before closing time. No need to jostle with the crowd to take pics and smell the roses too. I can't imagine if there was a crowd cos' the paths were really narrow to walk two by two comfortably.
Enjoy the pics .....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rose Valley in Cameron Highlands

I had the chance to drive up to Cameron Highlands earlier in the year. Arrived there at 5pm and only got to visit this place before heading for dinner. Even though the visit was for about an hour before the place closes for the day, I got to see a visual treat of roses growing everywhere and also the garden centre. So here enjoy the beauty of these roses as we walked down the pathways ......

Friday, June 11, 2010

Adenium Update 10th Month

Leaves are growing healthy but still not blooming yet. Maybe I would need to add some MSG into their fertilizing routine. Let's see how long more to bloom the flower.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Single Bulb Blooms

Finally I see a bloom earlier on in the year but now the bulbs are only growing vegetatively.
I wonder if I need to give them more sun as the area where they are planted gets partial shade.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mexican Sunflowers

I got the seeds from a GCS member and planted them in the CG. Out of ten seeds, six seeds managed to grow into plantlets before the fungus got to two pots due to the rainy afternoons.
So here I have four pots left and I see flower buds forming in two of the pots. Finally they bloomed for me and I jumped for joy.




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Custard Apple Tree

This was planted in Nov. 2008 but it was under insect attack for a couple of months. Now it is in recovery mode as new leaves are formed. I find the tree grows very slowly and yes there is a fruit buy it is hard and it seems to take forever to ripen .... Haiz! Now someone has brought in another custard apple plantlet. Looks like it's going to be a long wait again.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Melon Fence Harvest

I managed to get my first harvest from the fence a couple of days ago. About two xiang gua rotted away before I got to it but there are still a couple of the mini melons hanging there and turning a tinge of yellow. They are about the size of tennis balls .... some are slightly bigger though.

Had my first taste of the melons below. My first time eating such small melons. They were crunchy with a refresing taste but not as sweet as I would like them to be. Perhaps it could be due to the many afternoon rains that could have affected the sweetness during harvest time.
My fellow CGers are looking forward to eating them but I am afraid that they would be disappointed about the level of sweetness these melons have to offer.