Peggy Chin

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.

Hanging Heliconia

Heliconia rostrata commonly called Hanging Heliconia or Hanging Lobster Claw originated in South and Central America.

Torch Ginger

Etlingera Elatior commonly called Torch Ginger originated in Malaysia. Torch Ginger is an attractive member of the Ginger family.

Coral tree

Erythrina indica picta commonly called Coral tree originated in India and Australia. The Coral tree comes from the Leguminosae family.

After flood care for your plants

Last month’s heavy rainfall brought unexpected flooding. Numerous people went to bed on December 22, 2016 and awakened on December 23, 2016 to the rising water around them, only to find out that some of the pumps were not working and the high tide did not help the situation either.