Archive for August, 2012

Unexpected bloom

It’s probably wrong to do that, but I’ve plucked out some seedlings growing under some flowering peach trees in the mulch and on the lawn at a public park last spring, and planted them in a polyethylene box at home. They have survived, and have grown into twiggy saplings ~

I’ve read that people can get peaches from seed grown peach trees in as short as three to four years time, so I was hoping that I would see some flowers in three years ~ but to my surprise, one of the saplings have a bloom on it!!! Right now!! I’m going to give some of these saplings to my mum who loves peach flowers, and you might see a pregnant woman hunting for more of what looks like ‘weeds’ underneath flowering peach trees at a public park in late spring ~~~

Unexpected bloom

Single flower on a one year old seedling!!

Flowering Peach

Flowering Peach at a public park ~


A break in gardening …

I started getting morning sickness late April, when I just did my first planting of peas and beans… I was so sick all day all the time that I didn’t feel like doing any thing, and I only started to feel like getting back into the garden now, so I have missed an entire growing season!!

I must admit I was impressed with the few Angela’s blue peas seeds which germinated and survived since I pretty much haven’t watered my garden all this time and they managed to grow and produced a few pods ~ All the Chinese mustards have bolt to seeds, even the tiny seedlings.. . the chives and garlic chives were looking really tired, but have perked up a bit after a few watering sessions. The curly leaf parsley is still powering on!! Some pot plants appears to have died, these include an eggplant, a few strawberries, a Brisbane wattle, a blue lillipilly, and a few other unrecognisable pots of dead twigs …

I’m especially not happy about the blue lillipilly as it appears to be quite hard to find… I bought it as a tubestock from Greening Australia at the Gap last year, but I checked their website, it doesn’t appear to be on their list any more!! Anyway, I’ve gave it a hard prune, and the cambium or whatever the inside of the tree is called, appeared to be still green, so hopefully it’s still savable.

Angela's blue peas ~

Angela’s blue peas ~

Chinese Mustard bolted to seeds

Chinese Mustard bolted to seeds

The dying blue lillipilly

The dying blue lillipilly, which I have trimmed back, hoping it will survive…