17 September 2011


The Gardenia gjellerupii was flowering again in the Golden Garden and that set my heart fluttering with excitement.

However, I was mortified by the severe nutrient deficiency displayed by the very beautiful tree. The interveinal chlorosis was apparently quite serious.

Some distance away from this part of the garden, I saw the Common Tit (scientific name: Hypolycaena erylus teatus) butterfly on the leaves of the Antigonon leptopus, where it was wriggling its two tails on its hind wings. Across the other side, I am still in awe by the beautiful coloured leaves of the Bauhinia semibifida var. perkinsae, where the red Russelia flowers took a peek from amongst its leaves.

The Ficus has also started sending down its aerial roots.