Wednesday, 21 May 2014

laurus nobilis (bay leaf)

Laurus nobilis leaf is usually available in dry form.  It is usually grow from cutting because seed takes a long time to germinate (can be up to 6 months) hence it is usually rot in the process. Last month my Turkish friend send me 21 seeds of laurus nobilis, luckily one manages to germinate. It hopes it will grow fast in the tropic in my TLC.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

welcomed surprise

I was very busy since last 3 months, hence the infrequent blog entry. Three days ago I get a very amazing surprise; I receive few packet of gladiolus bulb with seeds from my friend Peter.  But I really love 2 package of gladiolus bulb, it is bicolor. He really surprise me because I do not know that there are mixed package of gladiolus bicolor, next year I want more J)))

mixed bicolor gladiolus

Flowering bulbs

After prolong drought finally it started to rain, even thought it just drizzle but it is enough to wake up my dormant bulbs. Let take a look at what is flowering in my garden. I've few other varieties in various stage of growth.

double flower orange amaryllis : my favourite

eucrosia bicolor

i think this is minerva

2 stalks

wild crinum

red amaryllis

pink rainlily

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Antigonon leptopus

Mexican Creeper, coral vine or San Miguelito Vine is native to Mexico. It is a vine with pink or white flowers (Antigonon leptopus 'alba' ).This is among my favourite flower. The bright pink flower is very attractive. Usually i grow fragrant flower but i made an exception for this creeper.  Stingless bees love its nectar and i love its uniqueness for this is the only flower where the flower bud appear at the tendrils.

Since i planned to keep a few beehives there is one more reason for me to grow this unique pink creepers.