Wednesday, December 30, 2009


After I cut down my frangipani tree, new leaves have grown on the old stumps. However, the plant has stopped producing flowers altogether. Before it was cut down, it was flowering non-stop.

The funny thing is, the chopped off branches which I had replanted have started producing flowers. What's strange is, there are no leaves growing on these branches yet. All you see is a short stump with a gorgeous bunch of flowers growing at the tip.

The same thing is happening to the other stump which I had planted in a pot. As you can see here, flower buds are already showing at the tips of the bare branches.
In case you're wondering, these branches are really short, less than a foot high.
Therefore, if you should ever cut down your frangipani plant, don't throw away the branches. Just poke them into a pot of soil and you'll be rewarded with pretty blooms in no time.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


My garden has been so neglected, just like my blog, it was in a state of disgrace. I dedicated all morning removing dead leaves and throwing out diseased plants until a downpour sent me indoors. The rain gave me an opportunity to scrub the patio and unclog the drainage.

The garden is tidy and green now. Maybe a little too green. I need more colours!

More photos of the different sections.