Our HK garden is a small walled area that gets little sun. It is tough to grow flowers. Shade loving plants do well. Sadly however our Jasmine is withering, we know not why. Any advice gratefully received. The gardener says it is over-watered but last time he said it wasn’t being watered enough. And the time before that he said the roots were being eaten by a horde of worms. (Worms to the Cantonese gardener means worm, caterpillar, larvae of pretty much anything. They don’t seem to have special words for each). Our Firecracker only grows in the corner where the sun catches the wall. Pot plants flatter to deceive and the like West Ham they fade and die. We’re forever blowing bubbles……
A walk round the garden can take the best part of…….oooh, almost a minute. But this morning it took a little longer. Hot on the heels of the visit to the Lions Nature Education Centre yesterday I thought I would offer some of our garden plants. Taken with the SX50 and hand held of course. Jpegs. Et, voila!
This is a rhod-azalea. (I.E. I have no idea which).
I now know what this is thanks to Mr. Holmes (see previous post).
This is the firecracker vine and it is indeed a cracker.
This grows deep in the shade and self-propogates. Nice big clumps of the things.
This must be an aster-type thingy. Pot plant from the local garden centre but we saw oodles of them in Korea. I wonder if I plant it out whether it will also self seed.
And that’s it. I have to dash to see my pal. Where would be without flowers, eh?