Peggy Chin

Stake your plants

Now is the time to stake your plants! Last Sunday, the heavy rain came and it became so windy that many of my trees and shrubs were swaying in all directions. 

Roses

Continued from last week Miniature roses are most likely descendants of the old Chinese rose Rosa chinensis. 

Roses

(Continued from last week) There are five classes of roses: Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbers or Ramblers and Shrub roses.

Roses

(Continued from last week) Roses have a long and colourful history. Valentine’s Day is said to be the best season for roses.

Roses

Roses, botanic name Rosa were said to have originated mainly in Asia, China to be precise, though the Egyptians were also thought to have been among the first to cultivate them.

Trees

I have written so much on trees in the city, but my warnings and advice continue to fall on deaf ears.

Wishbone Flower

Torenia commonly called Wishbone Flower originated in southern and western Asia. Torenia is another annual grown from seeds.

Lady Slipper

Balsam commonly called Lady Slipper originated from Southern Asia. Lady Slipper is an annual plant and is an old-fashioned favourite grown from seeds between April and September; it is a member of the Impatiens family.

Swiss cheese plant

Philodendron Monstera obliqua commonly called Swiss cheese plant originated in the rainforests of Central America and Mexico.

Coral Creeper

Barleria repens commonly called Coral Creeper originated in South Africa. The Coral Creeper is a scrambling flowering shrub with glossy green leaves and coral (reddish/orange) tubular flowers.