Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day May 15th 2017

Nicotiana
Plumeria/Frangipani, Singapore Plum
Portlandia grandifolra


Petunia
Denrobium orchid
Mussaenda
Cardwell lily
Curry leaf flower
Spathiphyllum aka peace lily, its leaves are slug magnet
Plumeria/Frangipani
Desert Rose/adenium
Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. Today I am showing some of the white flowers in my garden.   We've recently had some rain after a very dry spell. I can't say for sure it is the start of  our rainy season but I will keep my finger crossed. 
To see more blooming gardens please go over and visit Carol at    May dreams gardens 
Have a great week folks!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


 Spring has Sprung ! Get your Spring blooms to brighten your garden and patio. Mingle with fellow gardeners, learn how to make a 3 pot planter from an old standing fan base. Learn about Butterfly gardening and the plants that attract them. See an aquaponic system at work. Spend a day in the country! Local delicacies on sale as well as Fresh juices like mango, passion fruit and tamarind by the bottle. Saturday April 15th and Sunday April 16th 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day Feburary 2017

 Chinaman's hat

 Yellow Kalanchoe
 Red Kalanchoe



 White Lisanthus
Pitaya aka Dragon fruit

raspberry ice bougainvillea
Coral bougainvillea

 Garlic vine in bloom

 Lobelia
 Heliconia
Tree orchid
 Hello and welcome to GBBD  where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.  We are officially into our dry season, however  there were some showers last night and today. Temperatures dropped to a low of 23C last night. The mornings are a cool 25-26C and the plants and I are enjoying it.  
Seeds are being sown for my Spring fling some time in April. To see more blooming gardens please visit Carol at may dreams gardens  Have a great week folks!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day January 2017

Queen of Siam waterlily
mixed blue
Blue capensis with six flowers
Lobelia
Mona lavender ( plectrantus) I am nuturing.
Cypress vine (ipomea quamoclit) that came as a weed with a plant I bought. This can be seen growing wild along country roads here on the island and blooms around this time of year.
Red kalanchoe now in bloom.


Mamey sapote (pouteria sapota) doing well after the heavy rains we've had. This one was planted approximately 4-5 years ago. This is a popular fruit in many of the islands especially Cuba and Florida.
Chocolate pudding tree (diospyros nigra) doing nicely. Not very well known on the island.
Longan (dimocarpus longan) a popular fruit related to the lychee. It is grown by many rare fruit enthusiasts in South Florida and very common in Asia. This was planted around 4-5 years ago. It took a while to become established and am hoping to see some fruit soon.

Hello and welcome to garden blogger's bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. Many gardens up north are under snow unless you live in Florida. The UK has been hit with some heavy snowstorms and am sending warm wishes hoping that there is very little damage.  To see more blooming gardens please go on over to Carol's garden at May dreams garden
Have a great week folks! 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Easy bread recipe


This is an easy bread recipe anyone can make at home quickly.  Try it out and let me know the results. I made these this morning for breakfast and it went well with the ham.
 4 cups of plain flour 
1 pkg (11grams) of instant yeast
 1 cup of water
 1 tsp of salt
 1tbsp of olive oil
 Add flour to food processor bowl add salt to flour and pulse processor for a few seconds to mix salt. Sprinkle yeast in 1 cup of tepid water leave for 10 minutes add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to yeast mixture and start processor. Gently pour mixture to the dry ingredients. Do not run the processor continuously or you will damage it, just in bursts of a few seconds until the dough is formed.

 Remove from processor onto a floured counter top. Knead gently until dough is smooth. Pour a little olive oil into a bowl and coat the sides and bottom. Take the dough and allow the oil to coat it.  cover with plastic wrap and towel and leave to rise until the size is doubled, about 1/2 an hour in the tropics.



When dough has doubled divide into two onto floured counter and roll into long loaves and put onto greased tins. I used baguette tins. Cover and leave for another 30mins until they have risen to nearly double.
with a sharp knife slash the top with several  cuts and brush on a beaten egg.
Sprinkle your favorite seeds onto the top, I used poppy and fennel.
Place into an over 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until brown.
Remove from oven and  and let sit for a few minutes then remove from tins to cool. Bon app├ętit!
Merry Christmas!