Saturday, May 30, 2009

Finally Finished for 2009

Friday saw the last of the Turkish Cappia Peppers being pulled from the pots they've been growing in all season. These were a good producing plant variety and we've been well rewarded from them, with their sweet flavour. They are sure to make the growing list again this season, which is only 8 weeks away from sowing.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fingers Crossed

A few weeks ago I was invited to a fellow Forum members residence in the Mornington area to collect a few cuttings of the 'Critically Endangered' Hibiscus insularis, or Phillip Island Hibiscus. Phillip Island is of course one of the island in the Norfolk Island group, in the Pacific Ocean, due East of N.S.W. I'm unsure as to how many plants actually still survive there in their wild state, but it isn't many from what I've heard. The good news is that the cuttings are still looking good, so hopefully in the coming weeks, I'll have some struck cuttings. They are a woody plant and not something I've actually tried propagating before, so fingers crossed.

I'll check on them weekly from now on.