Wednesday, 15 August 2012

My lavender experiment

I sow the seeds in Jan and April.  The seeds germinate after 7 to 10 days. Here are the seedlings

the seedling after a few months

This is lavender multifida in blooms. 

this is lavender augustifolia

 i already  take a few cutting to propagate it

I also have seedlings of lavender hidcote and  munstead. However i cannot identify it.
It doesn’t really matter which one is which as long as i have lavender to adorn my humble garden. 

p/s: It is very difficult to grow lavendar in the tropic, too little water, the leaves will wilt, dry and die. Too much water it will die because of root rot. Put it in partial shade it will not bloom, too much sun and it will die. No fertilizer, the leaves turn to yellow and the plant will die. Just fertilize it a bit and it will commit suicide. I'm still looking for the right condition for it to thrive. Hope by the end of my experiment i still have a few survivors.

Friday, 10 August 2012

flowering vines

I adore creepers which has beautiful blooms or because of its sweet fragrant. Currently my Rangoon creeper and telosma cordata are in blooms. Both emit sweet fragrant.

Monday, 6 August 2012


Up to date i've 10 types of sunflower. These are a few types that i manage to grow; the rest of the seeds are still in my fridge.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Aquatic plant

In the tropic water lily and lotus are evergreen. It will flower continuously if given adequate fertilizer.

Lotus is in various stage of seeds production

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


In my opinion Tropical garden will not be complete without an orchid or two or in my case hundred pots of it! What species are blooming right now?

My favourite Vanda with it purple flower. It never stop flowering, one stalk after another. This is a first time 2 stalks come out simultaneously.

My dendrobium is in blooms. Every shade of purple,  unicolour or bicolour blooms.