Wet Spells & Hot Days

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Earlier we have been experiencing wet spells but these two days have been really hot outside, especially in the afternoon. Some of my plants are looking really awful as earlier they were attacked by some hungry snails.

Those pesky snails really like succulents. I found one chomping on the succulents one morning at one side of the pot below, where I have planted a few types of succulents. Fortunately I found that snail early. Only some sedums were destroyed.


This Weeping Barbados Cherry is not spared from being attacked by the snails too. After the flush of flowers below, the plant was not doing that well as the snails ate up some parts of the plant.


Meanwhile, my Rosemary seems to be doing fine. The plant becomes bushier as it grows...


A butterfly! This time, just resting on a leaf of a trailing rose. The rose shrub is looking really horrible currently. Many leaves were chomped up by snails. 


I am really proud of this pot of Mosquito Plants. Propagated them using cuttings earlier. Now they are looking like store-bought ones, yay!


My pot of Kaempferia pulchra bulbs are growing lushly and flowering non-stop.


With the current clear skies, I hope that the snails are going to be kept at bay. Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Lovely! Your rosemary looks so healthy! Mine have died last year, I didn't know why.

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    1. Endah, my rosemary which was at least seven years old died after I moved it to another location. I learnt that the herb needs lots of sun and good ventilation to thrive. I hope this one which is a replacement will keep thriving.

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  2. I hate snails too! They are everywhere in my garden!
    Hope your plant strive well!

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  3. Mosquito plant looks like a scented geraniums? Funny enough my garden dos not suffer from snails, It seems there are always hungry frogs and mammals like the bandicoots around to snack on them! Fairly cool here and rainy for now. Kaempferia looks really lush and happy.

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    1. Yes, the mosquito plant is a scented geranium but it has never flower (not even from past mosquito plants I have planted before this one) in my garden. Those hungry frogs will come into the garden occasionally. Once when I was weeding, I almost touch one. I think it was a toad as it looked like a big black rock. We don't have bandicoot but tree shrews.

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  4. Snails...same problem here. So many of them attack my veggies & other plants. Now caterpillars in season. I'm so shocked & afraid yesterday when i found a caterpillar with a long hairy white & black color...This is the first time i saw new type of caterpillar in my kebun. Its laying on the trunk. So big with fully long hairy.

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    1. Yeah caterpillars are scary looking. I got some on my fern the other day, yikes! Anyway, caterpillars will soon turn into butterflies or moths but not snails. Snails just grow bigger and bigger. The bigger they get, the more food they have to eat, sigh.

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  5. My snail removal method is both kind and cruel. You pour some beer into a saucer, leave it outside, and in the morning you find drowned snails with smiles on their faces. (What a way to go)

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    1. LOL Catmint ;) Thank you for this suggestion, I will give it a try once I have a chance to do so.

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  6. Hi Steph..
    I love espicia very much. Such an old pokok bunga gantung since 70s. Remind me to my late mother. She hang it in our living room. Now I'm collecting about 12 types of leave & flowers color. According to the supplier its have 18 varieties.

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    1. Wow! You have an extension collection. I feel like heading over to your garden now to see them all. I used to grow one episcia with yellow flowers and bright green leaves. Miss it so much.

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