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Monday, 21 April 2014

Sal's gene




I love fresh fig but doesn’t everybody? I start my fig planting adventure in August last year after i stumbled across a blog from Indonesia regarding growing fig. My only regret is that i do not know that fig will do well in tropical region during my stay in Europe otherwise i’ll bring home cuttings then. Right now i have 30 varieties of figs and almost 100 plants.  I bought the cutting mostly from Europe and US.
After mothering my baby fig for almost 9 months finally i’m being rewarded by healthy plants in various stages of growth and fruiting.  Yesterday i ate my first ripe fig; the fruit is really sweet and juicy. I can only describe it as yummy J))  Another variety will ripen in next few days. After this i can eat fig year round as planned.

Sal's gene fig variety

close up view

dark, medium size fig, closed eye

sweet and juicy

Just colourful leaves


Too busy to write,  just wanted to share  beautiful and colourful leaves of caladium in my garden. I have a few more varieties which i do not include because the leaves are very ugly looking right now. (plant scratched by crazy cock)














pink symphony,  gingerland & ?

caladium red flash,


caladium lance whorton


caladium red flash and blaze


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Early russian sunflower



This is my favourite sunflower. I love the contrast between green centre and yellow petal. It’s like a “halo”.  petals are also double  When its growth requirement is fulfilled it will realise its full potential. 





Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A touch of red



As always there are myriads of colour in my garden, this week it is dominated by red.

a single red rose
red gladiolus nanus

red balsam

red zinnia

more red zinnia

ripening tomato gardener's delight

another bunch

and more

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Bouginvilla

 My mum's favourite flower are very happy despite drought season. 
















Thursday, 27 February 2014

Cascading white Aster



I love aster, even though the flower is small but it is the easiest plant to grow. But best of all it is perennial. I plant these asters in a pot to save it from recent flood.



dark purple aster

white aster


so many flower


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

So slow




I forgot when i sow the seed but the Chinese cabbage that i sow at the same time is already goes to seed, this purple Vienna Kohlrabi is the size of grade E eggs. I wonder how long it takes before I can harvest it!


just notice:unwanted creature on the cockcombs leaf