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What you haveeaten today?

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 11:37

Today we eat: fried fish with tamarind sauce:

1 fish (any meaty white fish) weight 400-500 grams, 1 tablespoon tamarind, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 shallot, coarsely chopped, 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped, 3 sprigs coriander, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, 3 red or yellow chilies...yammy,yammy and hot and spicy.



Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 10:48

Hello. The name of my pictures : See the hope!


 P.S.:my tomato seedlings today-only 2 days after sowing.


Flower free camelia

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 12:18

I understand the problems with the grow camellias in Europe. Perhaps some tips from me. Camellias would an acidic soil substrate, because there are almost moor(bog)bed-plants.So is lime-free water to the pour to use (rainwater).

The preparation for the winter is important.From about August is fertilized until may no longer and less will be poured into the autumn.So, the shoots mature right up to the end of the year.

Camellias need a cold period and should therefore should not too warm are but below 12 ° C in the winter quarter frost-free, (the perfect resting phase is 0 to 10 ° C), otherwise no flower buds are trained.

Camellias can overwinter quite 6 weeks, to two months in the cool basement (similar, such as Oleander).But it is important that the Camellia plants in the basement get too dry air.A cool, frost free greenhouse, where the corresponding humidity is guaranteed would be optimal.

The be-all and end-all of proper wintering is in addition to the temperature, a proper humidity.And that is relatively high: over 60%.If the hibernation in the winter garden doesn't work out and the plants drop their buds, then it could be too dry.Newly purchased camellias can have gotten too much heat and dryness in the Salesrooms.When watering, make sure, that the growing pot not staying in cover pots full of water.

In January/February the Camellia may be set not to quickly warm. Now need plenty of light! For the blooming time, a temperature of 6 to 12 ° C is sufficient at night - the plants stand still so cool. Best luck and a nice weekend, ThaiGer.

Drosera Capensis

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 19:01

Hello, now you can see what we do with some carnivorous plants-we eat them. Good cleaning (many time) and fill with sticky rice and creamy coconut souce-yam yam!




 Have a good evening, ThaiGer.

Black spot on red robin bush

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 18:23

Think that you can nothing do against the desease-it's the reaction of a cold,wet Winter. This shrub like full or half sun and need a good drain and mineral fertilizer. Because of this fact is a good idea to grow plants around, which help to give some elements: ornamental and herb plants like miscanthus sinensis zebrinus (zebra grass) and lupins, phlox scabious,geums. Have a good evening, ThaiGer.

Black spot on red robin bush

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 17:32

What area of your garden you grow this bush? Full sun, in shadow, what plants around the photinia? Normaly the spots come from some fungis. Remove the sick  leaves when the plant is dry. Leaves that collect around the base of your ph. should be raked up and disposed of. Avoid overhead irrigation if possible; water should be directed at soil surface. For fungal leaf spots, use a organic fungicide (maybe Neem Oil). Best luck, ThaiGer,

help needed with identification

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 16:58 happy and enjoy, I wish you many luck, and hope everybody have a brilliant summer! Maybe like HERE? Or inside this GC?, ThaiGer.

help needed with identification

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 15:45

Hello break23, thanks for missing MY experience. Something is so different to the methods in UK. Because of this I repress my own opinions sometimes. Anyway, I "work" not often with seeds (more cuttings). But If I want to grow from seeds, I pay attention to the following points. 1. Fruit seeds I store only for a short time, maximum 1 month-if they are kept moist and cool (not freezing!). Moisture allows the seeds to continue respiration, while cool temperatures inhibit fungal and bacterial activity, so that they do not rot during storage. 2. To prepare fruit seeds for storage, place them in a container with moist peat moss, sand or paper towels to keep them from drying out. Make sure, that the container admits a small amount of air (leave the lid loose or poke some holes), because fruit seeds will continue to respire or breathe and will suffocate if sealed into air-tight containers. Store in the refrigerator. Do not let the seeds freeze or dry out. Plant them so soon as possible because they will begin to mildew or rot because of their high moisture content. The same go for other seeds like tomatoes&Co. By this way, friends from Germany send me some seeds from "black" tomatoes. A good kind, but all the seeds are rotten during the 18! days on the Air-post to Thailand  . I hope, it help you a little and wish large success furthermore. Sawadi krap, ThaiGer.


Help with identifying this rapidly growing plant

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:19

When I look at pic#3 , you right, PaulaH. But at the first and sec. pics you can see soft leafes and not varnish/shining...sometimeI think is not the same plant? Or?

Planting for a Philosophy Garden

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 15:15

...If you mean like THIS, than you will have a problem. You can read very fast the book : "Penelope Hobhouse - Gardening through the ages", 1992, during wait for growing the plants. HERE you can find some inspirations and THERE too, the third idea is maybe a little gamble away SO? But seriously I havn't some real ideas. Think, you have to buy some pods. Greetings, ThaiGer.


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