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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

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Drought: all is not lost



Now the weather is almost like Mediterranean, Cold at night and early morning, windy and hot in the afternoon, no rain past 2 months. Grass and my entire newly sprouted seedling are dead. However some potted plants really love it.

dead grass

left over chinese cabbage

rosemary flower


Tomato "gardener delight" plants with many flowers

so many fruits: to my delight

True to its name

Mulberry: partially eaten by house sparrow

as big as my index finger

Fruit in every branches