Following the cool ‘flag’ or ‘signal’ leaf that emerged from my Banana plant a week and a bit ago, as predicted, the inflorescence emerged soon after. This flower measures about 50 centimeters long. The sheer size of the flower, to me, makes it so majestic. It’s a shame that due to the weather patterns in Melbourne (sunny one […]
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I haven’t posted anything in months and I recently realised why. I simply hadn’t been in the mood. I was very unhappy at my previous job because of my ‘manager’ and for months this unhappiness plagued my mind – not just at work – but in my private life too. I am happy to report that […]
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It’s always rewarding when you get to harvest something you have grown and prepare it immediately for eating. It’s literally from garden to table (or mouth) in less than an hour in most cases. That – apart from the aesthetic of overflowing, luscious, green foliage, is the most rewarding part about ‘growing your own’. […]
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I bought these tulip bulbs from my local nursery back in April. I had never grown tulips before so I thought I would give them a try. As I mentioned in a previous post, I made a random soil mix with lots of compost and sand for drainage. Now, after months of anticipation with the bulbs […]
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It’s that time of the year again – the days are becoming longer and plants are starting to emerge from their winter long dormancy. One plant that I have never tried to grow are tulips – not for any reason other than that they never really were on my top list of things to grow. I […]
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It has been a while since I last posted – my computer has been away getting repaired. Thankfully the issue was with the power box and not my hard drive. And although I waited 2 whole weeks for my computer to be fixed, it is nothing compared to the year long wait for my leaf mould […]
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This growing season I decided to plant Strawberry Popcorn. And no, the corn isn’t strawberry flavoured. There is actually a plant that is called Strawberry Popcorn. It’s an heirloom variety, producing rather small ears (3-5 inches) of corn, encrusted with these tiny ruby like kernels. I placed a whole ear of corn in the microwave […]
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If I went into the whole gardening thing hoping that every season I would have bountiful crops of everything, then I would surely be kidding myself. Take these redcurrants as an example. Quantity wise – well, as you can see, it’s quite paltry to say the least. As this was only planted a few months […]
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I called this post ‘These Little Things’ not for the reason of contrast between the title and the photo (OK. That is assuming that I am assuming my snow pea is actually big) – although it does fit in – but rather for the reason of observation. You see, whenever I am in the garden, […]
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My goal a few months ago was to create a tower of bamboo that was tangled with snow pea vines. When it grew, I imagined I could have fun picking and foraging within for snow peas when the plants started to fruit. This is the result and I am so happy with how it has […]
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