08 April 2012


My personal garden was dealt a huge blow recently when my well-established Periwinkle started to wither. After some pruning, I found the base of some branches were rotting and decided it was time to let go of this plant.

It was a busy day for me as I uprooted the entire plant and prune the plants back to keep them tidy.

Some consolation came in the form of a Tacca leontopetaloides that I purchased recently from HortPark's Gardening Bazaar, an emerging leafy stalk of the Calanthe orchid and the mass of germinating Datura metel seedlings. For the Calanthe, I hope this means the inflorescence will appear soon.