Garden Diary: May Colour (part 2)

The temperatures this week have almost made gardening unbearable but as they say: the ‘early bird catches the worm’ so the Gnome and I started work before 8am. We’ve not only been working in the vegetable area but have started a new project – more on this next week!

 

Last week, a fellow six on saturday gardener, Frogend Dweller, tempted us with Chive Vinegar and inspired me to make my own. So far so good and the white wine vinegar has turned pink – but will it pass the taste test?

Advice needed: My compost bin is riddled with fruit flies I am going to try yeast, sugar and water in a bottle trap. Any other suggestions, please?

For my six this Saturday I have once again focused on a selection of flowering plants and shrubs.

Pictures save a 1000 words.

1. PLUMBAGO

Plumbago - May 2020
Plumbago – May 2020

2. HIBISCUS

cream and red hibiscus
cream and red hibiscus

 

cream hibisucs with red centre
cream and red hibiscus with red centre

3. ABRACADABRA ROSE GROWING IN A POT

abracadabra rose growing in a pot
abracadabra rose growing in a pot
abracadabra rose growing in a pot
abracadabra rose growing in a pot

Same plant different colour rose – Abracadabra!

abracadabra rose growing in a pot
abracadabra rose growing in a pot

4. ADENIUM Z

Adenium-pink
Adenium-pink
adenium z-closeup
adenium z-closeup

5. BOURGAINVELLEA

pink Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea

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purple bourganvellea
purple bourganvellea

6. DIPLADENIA

dipladenia-may2020
dipladenia-may2020

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That’s it for this week folks. Happy gardening!

 

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  1. I think I remember that you already presented your rose ‘abracadabra’ last year… but it is such an unusual and pretty rose that I could see it every time!
    Same thing for the plumbago that I love. Pretty Mediterranean plants again this week, thank you for sharing

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    1. The abracadabra is the only rose I have and I am furprised it has lasted so long considering the humidity, We will see if it is around next year.

      When I was taking the photos I was surprised by the lack of flowers I grow compared to other SOS gardeners.

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        1. We put in three plumbagos as a privacy hedge. They are very effective in that regard and give tons of blossoms in addition. Everything that drops off the plant seems to stick and, like you, it drives me bonkers.

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  2. Bougainvillea looks different in the two pictures. The first one looks like ‘Barbara Karst’. The second looks like Bougainvillea brasiliensis. I never met a bougainvillea I didn’t like.

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    1. Because we are so close to the sea on the west coast with strong winds we were advised not to buy hybirds. So we ended up with the mauvey pink one whe does not drop is leaves and the pink one which is robust but not produce a wall of porlif flowers. Not sure of the varieties.

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      1. I would not know which ones are hybrids. I only know that Bougainvillea brasiliensis is a straight species. I have not grown it here, but it does very well for my colleague in the Los Angeles region. It does not get quite as cool in winter there.

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  3. Your flowers and yard are astounding! I think I, in Canada, would likely melt in the temperatures but I did see a glimpse of a sparkling pool in one of the photos. I hope this finds you well and enjoying those early mornings.

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