Growing stuff on hot concrete – gardening in tropical Penang – what’s growing in November 2016

A short update on what is happening in the garden this month:

The rain continues, but perhaps is becoming less frequent.  It’s been a cool month, with less sunshine than usual.  So I waited until it was nominally sunny to take photos – a bit of a long wait. And so for yet another mont there is not much to report.

mini pumpkin

mini pumpkins are still growing – but not so many

passionfruit

passion fruit – about 50 on the vines, but they aren’t really ripening as there is almost no sun

limes

limes are still growing – after rain they often flower

mock orange sprouting tiny leaves

mock orange sprouting tiny leaves – not much flowering this month

Cana lily doing well, as usual

Cana lily doing well, as usual.  I repotted from one pot to two quite a while ago, and at that time I had up to 14 stalks flowering or growing up at one time.  After repotting there were only about eight.  But now they are about 16 over both pots, so they have been developing well.

lime trees OK

lime trees OK – the passion fruit vines have become intertwined with the largest and so now I can;t move it until maybe February when the passion fruit will be resting and I can prune.

plumbago doesn;t seem all that happy with so much rain

plumbago doesn’t seem all that happy with so much rain

egg plant plant

egg plant plant appeared in the pot

ginger poker

ginger poker with the edible sprouty things

herbs

neem growing

tiny ginger poker growing happily

tiny ginger poker growing happily

aloe doing well

aloe doing well

and grape vine growing

and grape vine growing

four years I have bee trying to grow papaya on this waste land - and these ones just died - I am giving up, as no mattter what I do they don't survive here

four years I have been trying to grow papaya on this waste land – and these ones just died – I am giving up, as no matter what I do they don’t survive here. In those four years they have died from floods, from mealy bugs, from being hit by lorries…

ginger poker upstairs

ginger poker upstairs

herbs

herbs

duranta - birds and bees love it

duranta – birds and bees love it

Bougainvillea survive but don;t thrive with all the rain

Bougainvillea survive but don’t thrive with all the rain

rosemary

rosemary

rosemary

child of rosemary above

ginger poker - sprouts - eat as is, or put in salads - before you do put them down on the bench a bit, because ants hide inside - unless you want to eat ants.

ginger poker – sprouts – eat as is, or put in salads – before you do put them down on the bench a bit, because ants hide inside and will then come out – unless you want to eat ants.

 

 

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