Reorganising the Garden

Friday, September 05, 2014

For many months now, the Oxalis regnelli 'Atropurpurea' bulbs seemed like they are all rotted or wilted. They didn't! Instead, the bulbs sent out more blooms than leaves :-)


I moved all my potted plants so much when I was re-organising the garden. I am sure I had damaged some foliage and even flower buds along the way. But for this hoya, Hoya Pubicalyx, I was surprised to see the buds blossomed :-)




It was really hard work having to move those ceramic and clay pots around. My back muscles were all aching after that!! Now that I have completed the task, I am so glad. The floor is cleaner now and I know how much space more I have for additional plants ;-) I have not added plants to the garden for a long time already!

Meanwhile, my Sundew (Drosera tokaiensis) is doing well and I am just waiting for the little thing to flower. 



The Mock Strawberry (Potentilla indica) that is placed besides Sundew is showing its red fruits again...



And my old Fringe Flower plant (Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum) is flowering profusely again -- like the Oxalis. No much leaves on the shrub but lots of flower.



I found another great rose to grow! This short miniature rose came from my friend's garden. I helped her to prune the plant and took the cuttings home. They rooted and now about to flower soon, yay!



My tall Rosa 'Othello'...




There are three roses on the same plant this week. My hand is holding one of them -- just to show you how big the rose is ;-)



Little sprouts of Flowering Caixin (Sawi Bunga). I wonder why they are so tall? Hope they grow true leaves soon...



An orange hibiscus blossomed on National Day. Cheers to Malaysia :-D



My patio garden now, ta da... lots of potted plants on a tiled compound. Like to see this part of the garden from this angle as it looks more organised, hehe...





Last but not least, here is the winner of the Gardening in Malaysia book I have posted in my earlier post...



Congrats to Ms Malar of My Little Garden! Please give me your address in the form which you will find when you click on the 'contact' label at the top of this blog.

For those who did not win the book, you may want to get yours from the Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society :)

You have a great weekend yah!

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18 comments

  1. In your garden grow a truly beautiful specimens of flowers ! I am delighted with your orange hibiscus !
    Stephanie, I wish you a nice weekend :)

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    1. Glad you were delighted, Ela. Thank you for your compliments and it's great to hear from you. You have a wonderful day!

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  2. You have a lovely container garden, I can imagine it must have been a lot of hard work moving all those pots around! The orange Hibiscus is beautiful.

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    1. Those pots get heavier and heavier... The ones outside that are bigger (heavier!) are still not that pleasantly arranged yet. But the gardener (me!) is already too tired to continue. I am just going to take my time... otherwise I think I can break my bones also haha... Nevertheless, happy gardening!

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  3. Quando organizo as minhas plantas , também dói as costas , mas
    com dever cumprido nem lembro mais , elas adoram uma limpeza de folhas
    mortas , replantar .....ficou lindo a organização dos vasos.
    bjs
    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Hi Simone Felic, today as I was out in the garden I couldn't move any more of the pots. I think I will continue in a few days time. Meanwhile I have a few re-plantings to do... so I hope my back won't hurt by end of next week. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  4. Hi Steph,
    Nice to see your plants in good conditons. Looks like you have a lot of plants collections. Here is raining everyday. Nothing much to do outside whereas a lot of things need to be made. Had to wait the right time to replanting those flowers tree.

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    1. Thank you Normala! It has been raining not that heavily over here. So still have to water my plants. I think my collection of plants need to shrink. Just thinking how to...

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  5. Dear Steph, so good to catch up with your garden doings. (I haven't visited for a while.) I'm always surprised to see roses in your part of the world, but I suppose there are so many species that some grow in all climates. Hope your muscles have revived after all your hard but satisfying work.

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    1. Dear Sue Catmint, it's great to hear from you! Frankly, the roses, I think no matter how, they don't flourish as dense and floriferous as they ought to be in cooler temperature climate. Just that with fertile crumbly soil, they fare better here. And yes I agree about the species or hybrids. My muscles haha... I moved some lazy muscles... the pain was to remind me to exercise more ;-)

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  6. Hi Stephanie,
    You must be relieved that you have completed your task of arranging your pots! Your plants are looking great, and the mock strawberry looks very cute. Your roses are so pretty! I never had luck with growing roses.
    Congratulations to Malar!

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    1. Thank you, Joyce. I find that mock strawberry flourished better with more sun. Earlier I was hiding it so less flower, less fruit. Re rose, right type or hybrid will ensure better result ;-)

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  7. It always feel good to rearrange and organise in the garden, even though it is such hard work ! I love your little Sundew, it looks so healthy!

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    1. Hello Jane! Yes it does feel good to see a more organised garden. Re sundew, the mother plant self sowed but gone now. I hope this baby will flower and produce another generation of sundews soon ;-)

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  8. The porch look so neat with flower pots! Strawberries? wow!
    Thank you ! I never expect to win the book! ;)

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    1. Malar, congrats again! Thank you for participating. I hope to post the book soon :-) Btw those are just mock strawberries and my porch haha... they look neat once in a while ;-)

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  9. You did a great job arranging your pots like you did! I could not keep up with that many. I bring my oxalis inside for the winter, and by spring, it looks dead, but it just goes dormant. When it gets to go outside and get watered more regularly, it grows and blooms. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Corner Gardener Sue! We never have to bring bulbs indoor. It's summer throughout the year here haha... Anyway, I used to have more bulbs in the same pot. But now only left a handful. Some had rotted during the earlier rainy seasons.

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