Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Tukang Kebun Show

Welcome back to the Tukang Kebun Show. As you may recall I planted some petunia way back in October last year and quickly they flourished after 7 weeks.
This was how the petunia looked at their best during the warmer months of the year.

And this is how they look now in the colder months of the year! Well they are summer loving annuals so they only thrive in the warmer months but will die back in winter. There's no point resurrecting them coz they are way past their use by date!

I'm going to replace them with some cool climate annuals instead! These are Bellis or commonly known as English Daisy and they are native to Europe and North Africa. Though they prefer cooler climates Malaysians can still grow these in places like Cameron and Genting Highlands in West Malaysia and Kinabalu National Park and Kundasang in Sabah.

I got rid of the petunia and the growing medium completely and replaced with fresh good quality potting mix, filled up half-way and add in some slow release fertilisers like Osmocote. Mix well and its ready for the daisies.


Plant in the daisies, back fill to just below the rim of the pot so when you water it will create a reservoir before soaking right down and out the drainage hole. Sprinkle a few more slow release fertilisers before giving it a good soaking and that's it! Place in a sunny spot and make sure they don't dry out. Give them some liquid fertiliser every fortnight for vigorous growth. Soon they will spread all over the pot and filled with red daisies which I will update layer!

This has been another community service brought to you by the Tukang Kebun Show!

34 comments:

JoMel said...

oohhhhh.... I So love flowers. *swoons*

Alex Allied said...

fua, can open live gardening show liao.

eh, when can demo ur ship?

kenJJ said...

Whoaaa...never knew you also do gardening. That's great man! Is it possible if you can plant some herbs as well in Melb?

Che-Cheh said...

clap clap clap clap

Wuching said...

jomel: i'll send u some! ;)

alex allied: demo my ship? what ship?

kenjj: yes, i do have some herbs also..maybe 1 day i'll post them but at the moment they're not so good coz its winter.

che-cheh: thank you master jedi, i am going to post a star wars post to compliment the r2-d2 post u did yesterday!

KpgNangkaBoy said...

I see u are into gardening. Not bad...nice flowers u have. I guess soon u will be planting vegetables and rearing chickens and ducks in ur garden like what most people in Sibu does? Hahaha. Except for STP of course, cos he's just too lazy and i dont think he can bend over to touch the ground.

Wuching said...

KNB: STP doesn't need to grow any food, he's too rich already unlike me..have to slave for a meal!

me said...

step by step some more. bahhhhh! this is sooo rubbing it in my face. wahhhhhhh!

QuaVadis said...

Its really rare to see a foochow guy planting flowers...unless its those really expensive bongsai's....normally they would plant vegetables and fertilise it with their urine hahahahaha......

STP bending over....hmmm....i see a hidden meaning in your statement KNB hahahahahahhaha....

suituapui said...

What's all this about me being rich? Chesh! Utter rubbish! Teachers where got rich! Poor petunias!! BTW, why u plant flowers named after cartoon characters? Petunia is Porky Pig's gal and Daisy is Donald Duck's!

suituapui said...

BTW, QV's 30th birthday this Saturday. Says he wanna get married now. Wonder who he'll choose...Reminds me of song:
If I were a framer's son, if I were to marry,
I'd marry a farmer's daughter,
more than any other.
I can dig, she can dig,
we can dig together...
in the middle of the night, digging one another!
Hey, wuching...is that why u plant flowers???

Wuching said...

me: why? u don't like?

QV: bonsai i don't like lah, twisted deformed plants! KNB wants to brokebackSTP! hahaha

STP: u r rich! ur teacher's job is just a decoy! u got shares in WTK & other ventires...

Wuching said...

happy birthday QV! yes, its time to get married b4 ur too old!

STP...no comment

QuaVadis said...

STP..aren't you rich? :P

And what wit this of asking wuching why he plants flowers that has cartoon character names..those are the names of the real name of the flowers and does it matter if it is the same name as some fictional cartoon characters? Hmmmmmm..incidentaly..aren't you a bit too old to be watching cartoons? hahahahahhaha

Wuching said...

yalah, QV..STP is a closet cartoon lover! hide at home watching all day, scared ppl find out later say he's pedophile! hahahaha

suituapui said...

I'm not rich! Not rich! Some big bird must be spreading lies about me! Where's my most handsomest lawyer friend? Chesh! Don't drag me into KNB's favourite pastime!!! Didn't they just come back from Phuket?? Ha ha ha! And btw, nobody's (esp those young at heart, like me)too old for cartoons! What about ur Archie comics, QV? Touche!

Simple American said...

We had some really mild winters the last two years. So my annuals from two years ago are still hanging in there. I doubt they last another winter though.

Thinking about some perennials to plant. I have a lot of space to plant. Need a tree in the back yard too.

QuaVadis said...

STP..SENILE TUA PUI!! TURNING 29 ONLY LAH..so one more year to go..and anyway..never said i was old...hahaha

QuaVadis said...

however..u have always implied that you were old and that we should treat older people with respect...NOT...hahahaha

suituapui said...

Foochows always celebrate a year earlier lah! 30th, they'll celebrate on their 29th birthday. Anyway, I must have misunderstood ur sms...but then, sometinmes, u're not very easy to understand! Ha ha ha!

QuaVadis said...

Tsk Tsk Tsk...just put the blame on lau lang bak lah and senility....dnt deny it :P

Wuching said...

SA: go for it! gets u outta the house for a bit.

STP: QV's into archie..the plot thickens..

QV: 29? ur the same age as jc isn't it? happy birthday lah..now go find a wife! i'm sure u have plenty to pick from..

QuaVadis said...

Wuch...yes..I have tonnes of Archie Comics in my house.....its good for toilet reading hahahahahahaha

29..yes...born in the year of the snake..same as KNB..12 years younger than you...

Wuching said...

QV: snakes r good! i'm 12 years older than u but at least i'm still younger than STP who after next year may have to live in the nursing home! hahahaha!

suituapui said...

Never mind, WC! Only 12 years younger...! I'm double that! 24 years! But like fine wine...gets better with age!

Wuching said...

STP: 24 years! is ur butts sagging now?

QuaVadis said...

STP...not all fine wines gets better with age...some becomes sour with age and exposure and turns into vinegar :P

Wuch..yes..brother snakes..hahahahaha

Hedonistics Anonymous said...

wuching, i seriously envy your green fingers.

i can't even keep a cactus alive.

JoMel said...

You know, I actually appreciate flowers more in its natural habitat, as compared to those plucked and arranged. You know what I mean? There's something really awesome about seeing flowers in a garden. Somehow the feeling is not as strong when you receive a bouquet of flowers. I mean, you will ooh and aah over it but its not the same. ;)

Signed,
Flower Lover

Wuching said...

QV: sour puss suituapui! hahahahaha! good one QV!

hedo: in that case, try plastic ones! gerenti failure proof!

jomel: ok flower lover, u should check out my backyard around Oct & Nov..

FH2O said...

Gardening now ... hmmm
knitting next? keke ;)

Wuching said...

fh2o: nolah, wife is already doing that so no need!

wong said...

Oh... So if you want the plant you have to keep on replant them la? What la...

Wuching said...

wong: yes lah..