Weeds!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I don't have a gardener because I enjoy pulling weeds. It's hard to explain, but there is something fulfilling about pulling out a weed and knowing that you got all the roots -- Justin Hartley

I used to have some bulb plants growing from this pot. Overtime, the bulbs are gone and this creeper appeared. I am calling it a weed. But since it is growing so wonderfully, I just didn't have the heart to pull it out. Anyone has this plant in the garden?






















I have also noticed that there are tiny blooms growing from the stolons are spilling and trailing down the pot. The pretty leaves are round, dented and toothed. 


After googling, this plant resembles Hydrocotyle leucocephala a.k.a. Brazilian pennywort but still, I am not sure. According to sources I have read so far, H. leucocephala can be an aquarium plant and can live underwater!






















The other weed that has grown out from the Clematis Avant-Garde pot looks like a kind of chilly plant. Since I have pruned the clematis vine, I thought of letting it grow as I am curious to know what plant is it. 


Below pic shows the whole plant - its leaves and flowers.






















Small white flowers appeared first...


















 ...and later the fruit...






















The fruit which is green and small now. The growth looks stunted or maybe it is growing really slowly. 


Anyway, after checking, this plant looks like a bell pepper shrub. If this is the case, then I think it would be difficult for the fruits to flourish well in my lowland tropical garden :-(

Do you recognise these plants?

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15 comments

  1. Plantas sadias. Parabéns pelo cultivo
    abraços

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    1. That creeper that I didn't plant just happened to settle to a place it loves haha...

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  2. Your plants are very exotic for me but I think they are very beautiful.
    Greetings from Poland, Ela

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    1. Thank you for sending greeting all the way from Poland, Ela! Your plants are exotic to me also. It's so good to be able to share the plants we grow in our country with others through blogging. This way we get to learn more and more plants. Happy gardening and introducing your country!

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  3. Eu tenho bastante nascendo aqui na brita , e de longe não parece ser daninha.
    ficou muito bonita no vaso.
    bjs

    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. I agree. The creepers do look nice hehe... thanks Simone for your kind words!

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  4. Its a pegaga.
    Pennywort are considered edible and I think you got a lovely variety which is quite difficult to grow.
    Yours is thriving so well.

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    1. Hi James, maybe the plant likes the current cool and rainy weather hehe... Btw, the real plant looks different from the pegaga herb I have seen before.

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  5. Yup, it is one of the pennyworts. They are pretty as groundcover, but not too sure if this type is used medicinally. The second one is definitely a capsicum. Leaves appear to be damaged by thrips. Try treating it.

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    1. Thanks Sean! I will check tomorrow morning.

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    2. Can't see the pest below the crinkled leaves if any but the ones below are affected by some wooly white bugs. Forgot to take picture! Anyway manage to dig out an old cyperin (soapy water applied earlier didn't work!) and sprayed (horrible smell!) the plant with it. Hopefully the bugs are all dead now hehe...

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    3. Eww, mealybugs. If you have time in the morning, do watch the plant around 7.30am - 10am. If you see tiny 'flies' that are black or brown flitting about the plant and landing on the leaf to suck sap, you have a thrips issue...and if you can see them flying about, it is an infestation (they are around somewhere). They usually hang around roses, jasmine and chilli plants. In my balcony, they have found a new food source, the fig cuttings.

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    4. err, didn't notice the 'flies' but I was in the garden only about 10.30am. Will try to go out earlier to check :-) Yeah... I usually have bug problem on chilli plants. The jasmines are doing well so far. Re rose, I didn't grow this plant for a long long time already. Hard to grow! Hey... take good care of your fig cuttings!

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  6. It does look like a teeny pepper which has selfseeded in your pot. Shame its not bigger and would make a meal !

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