Hairy can be Beautiful Too

Here are our new hairy gourd seedlings, grown from our reliable Bangkok seeds, bought by reliable Aunty SS (she is a very important person, but I cannot say what she is, except that Mummy calls her Amb…er) and couriered by reliable Aunty SJ (she is not so very important but I like her anyway).

Hairy McClary


Now here is the close up. See? The seeds were pink. Grandpa says it is because the seed people put fungicide on it.

Look at me, me beauty


Third bunch from the grandchild sucker.

Weight of Expectation


One hand has been promised to Aunty Jin for her birthday. She wrote her name in black marker on the largest hand. (I don’t think she was being greedy, I think it was the top hand and the easiest to write on.)

Hand in Hand




How the Mighty (Frangipani) are Fallen

In my last post I told you how Fabulous our Frangipani looked.

Well, it unfortunately got a bad case of orange rust and when I came back from holidays with Mummy, she realized that orange dust was all over our driveway and the underside of the frangipani’s leaves were furry with orange rust!

Guess what she did (no prizes here)?

Bare bones

Bare bones. But guess what? New leaves grew back. Mummy says the wicked flourish like the rusted frangipani tree. Just for the record, this is the frangipani’s last chance to stay rust-free. It is going to be composted and replaced with 2 squat happiness trees that Mummy has been hankering after.

Flourishing Wickedly