Friday, June 15, 2007

Trundle Round the Garden!

They have left!! Leaving quite a mess and to be honest the last thing I want to do at the moment is tidy up so I escaped with my camera to the garden

My palms are all doing well




Lots of new growth coming up


The size of this banana leaf



sorry about the glare!

I have 3 roses in my garden, one is a cutting given to me by my sister who got it from my dad! It is a lovely rose but absolutely covered in black spot and has always been quite weedy in growth, I can't bring myself to part with it though.

The other 2 are these



A Queen Elizabeth. My mum had one of these growing under my window (as a child) and the scent from it was heavenly.



This one my hubby bought from a plant sale and it grows through shades of yellow to a blush colour.

The Sanguinea Brugmansia is slowly coming into bloom



A leaf a day Canna, I only got it as a small tuber but its doing well



I'm not sure I will buy from Easy Tropicals again, I have had a number of plants from them, which always arrive well packaged and look healthy, the only problem I have found is they don't grow! The comparison I have is I have bought a number of similar plants from other places on Ebay and with in days they are shooting off

this is the plant the day it arrived and I potted up (6th June)


and here it is today



can you see any difference? No neither can I and this plant should be going nuts!!

Some pics of my tree ferns




11 comments:

PG said...

You have such amazing, lush plants! And they are so big! Over here in the UK my sweet pepper plants are struggling to get to a few inches high. Maybe it's the rain.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Things seen to be sprouting in spite of the rain. We're experiencing a wonderful weather week.... hot sunshine and cooler nights, nice change from those hot and humid thundery days.
It's all looking good, I think your garden is lovely.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Things seen to be sprouting in spite of the rain. We're experiencing a wonderful weather week.... hot sunshine and cooler nights, nice change from those hot and humid thundery days.
It's all looking good, I think your garden is lovely.

PG said...

Noooo...I have only just found you and I thought this was in Australia...(hangs head in shame)...

It's all those funny sounding plant names, confusing me - I'm going to run and hide in a corner now. :o)

Libbys Blog said...

LOL! I'm thrilled you think I live in a jungle!!!!!!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Sigh! That tree fern of yours, it is so lovely. I think I need one too. ;-)

Your palms and bananas are looking very healthy and happy!!!! Have a lovely weekend in the lush land of Oz ermmmm Britain. :-D

RUTH said...

the size of that Brugmansia bud...what a photo that will make when it's out. A shame about the plants you've bought from easy Tropicals...I had a similar problem with Amurlee Exotics...the gingers are very slow and I really wanted them to flower as they were special Mick & I purchases. Bet Ebay would have been cheaper too!
Rx

Sara said...

Your roses are lovely.
Sara from farmingfriends

Naturegirl said...

Your jungle plants amaze me and there in the midst a sweet Queen Elizabeth!
The Queen is doing very well in my rose garden! hugs NG

~ Janice ~ said...

Your plants are all beautiful and so healthy looking! We can only grow one kind of palm in our area, as it gets too cold for the others. It is fun to see one successfully growing in someone's yard once in a while. :o)
Janice

Maggie said...

Hi there, I think your yellow and pink rose may be Peace.

Can't wait to see your brugmansia flowers. I grew some from seed last year, but they have never done very well, and I'm beginning to doubt they'll ever flower. Maybe I'll try again next year (think it's prob a bit late to start seeds this year)

Best wishes from Liverpool