Adding Soil to a Plumbago in a Garden Pot - Part 2

(This is the continuation of Part 1)
  1. Position the garden pot over the bin with the new soil. Hold the base of the plant with one hand and try to loosen the compacted soil while holding the trunk and lower branches. Pull the plant upward with a tug as shown below.


Adding Soil to a Plumbago in a Garden Pot

More than two years ago, I wrote an article detailing how I secured a garden pot to a metal post in our garden. It is a plastic rectangular pot that has a Plumbago auriculata.

That was more than two years ago. The garden pot has faded and has weathered the elements. The Plumbago plant has matured and its branches has thickened considerably..

Straighten the Bent Trunk or Branch of a Garden Plant - Part 3

Today, I finally removed the splint I devised to straighten a bent branches in a Sandpaper Vine (Petrea volubilis). Based on my observation of this vine from images on the internet, I noticed from the photos that the mature vine doesn't necessarily grow straight up.

Straightening and Healing a Broken Branch in a Vine - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

  1. Ensure that the entire length of the leader branch is secured to the stake.

Straightening and Healing a Broken Branch in a Vine

A recent typhoon swept through our area this past week. It wasn't a particularly strong typhoon but it brought with it non-stop rains resulting in floods. One thing I noticed peculiar with this typhoon, at least in our area, is the presence of low but strong winds.

It is for this reason that many potted plants in our garden and at the sidewalk were toppled. One garden plant damaged by this typhoon is our newly repotted Bauhinia kockiana.

Repair a Rotted Built-in Bamboo Container Trellis - Part 2

(This is the continuation of Part 1)

Here is the procedure to repair a rotted bamboo trellis by removing the damaged parts and then replacing them with steel rods.

Repair a Rotted Built-In Bamboo Container Trellis

After over four years, the built-in bamboo trellis in a container that I built has shown signs of deterioration and damage. I wasn't surprised at which part of the bamboo trellis where the damage had occured. This is the part which gets wet and stays wet often - that part of the trellis that is staked in the pot's soil.