Saturday, September 05, 2009

Something to Cheer.

Veltheimia  looking bright ( South African bulb like a very large Lachenalia )
Possibly my favourite daffodil flowering it's called Tahiti. ( that's what I thought yours might be Carole )
Some mauve Freesias.

We ate this broccoli last night. It grew in a raised tub ( get extra warmth that way - grows quicker ) and was the biggest of the batch.
We have in my opinion a very ugly backdoor , but can't really change it so I always try and keep the pot plants there looking good. I rotate them when looking ugly. Here the wee Kingianum orchids are just starting to flower and see how lush the leaves on the pink Alstromeria are looking - hope they flower soon.
* Gudrun, no I don't think taking the stalks off makes any difference to how many fruit will grow next. I take them off for 2 reasons. So new fruit won't rub on them and get marks and therefor be rejects and also in case there are any tiny passionvine hopper eggs on them ( they are our worst pest ).
* Our overnight temperate plummeted, very cold again. So glad our new potatoes weren't up get. It wasn't quite a frost luckily. Spring frosts are not good for new shoots on anything.

7 comments:

Guðrún said...

Thanks for the information. The daffodil is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Your flowers are very pretty, the daffodil is gorgeous.

Tracey Petersen said...

I would never have guessed that was a daffodil.

Françoise said...

Beautiful flowers. They remind me that I have to think about which bulbs I'm going to plant this autumn in the garden.

Helen said...

Those daffodils are so pretty!

Isabelle said...

Lovely flowers; so hard to get my head around its being spring with you!

Meggie said...

I love your Daffodil, but then, I love all your plants.