Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Planting Spring Onions From Bulbs

Homegrown spring onions from bulbs. Spring onion is my all time favorite greens. It can be eaten raw or cooked.  Use as garnishing or added to soup for extra flavor.  I grow them often as I used them in large quantity for making kimchi.  It is easy to grow and you can grow them from bulbs...need full morning sun and partial shade in the afternoon.  Thrive well in loose soil and add organic fertilizer like compost tea before planting the bulbs. 

 The bulbs have to be soaked in water for an hour and snip off a bit of the top to speed growth. 

thrive well in loose soil, treat the soil with organic fertilizer
a few days before planting the bulbs...plant them 3" apart

cover the bulbs with loose soil and sprouts will appear 
after 4  or 5 days

grow well in morning full sun and partial shade in the afternoon

water them every day...make sure the water can drain off easily
or the bulbs will rot and you will not have a good harvest.
Can harvest after two weeks

keep the harvested spring onions in air tight container in the fridge
can keep for a month...make sure not to wet the spring from the garden 
to the fridge :)

Enjoy !

Piano Needs Frequent Tuning

I noticed my kids love music at the age of three.  They will dance to the rhythm of the music whenever a musical programme is aired on tv.  And that was when I decided to send them for piano classes. The music teacher told me that they can start classes as soon as they know the alphabets and numbers.  I was happy when they could recite their alphabets and numbers when they were three and half years old. That was the start of their music lessons.  And that was the start of hardwork for me...I have to make sure they practice half an hour each day ....playing the music notes they learn from the previous lessons.  And making sure they bend their fingers correctly ...checking their posture..and every time they sloughed , I smacked their back so that they will sit up straight. That was my job to see that they practice at the piano everyday .  

And not to forget that every year the piano need to be tuned by the piano tuner.  I was lucky to have a tuner who is my church member :) and was charged for a small fee only. The tuning hammer is the most important gadget he carried with him. This wench will enable him to keep the piano in tune. All the hard work pays off and today my kids are good in playing the piano.  Playing the piano helps to destress a person and can be considered a good therapy for highly strung people . It soothes the soul and keeps one calm.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Peach Double Layers Hibiscus

If you have read one of my post on how to rid mealy bugs and white flies from hibiscus plant , you will know that I almost gave up on this hibiscus plant.  But after treating them...they are now free from white flies and alphids and are growing healthy and keeping me happy with their many blooms. I simply love them...their peach color petals swaying to the breeze is a sight to behold.   Often prunnings will make them bloom often and plentiful blooms too.  Their petals are paper thin and in many shades of peach in one bloom...from dark peach to light peach....again glory to God for being such a creative and artistic designer :)  You can check it out here for the treatment of alphids on your plants beside hibiscus plants.  It works for me as you can see how healthy they are now :)

free from alphids and mealy bugs and now flowering well too

swaying with the breeze so beautiful !


Purple Dresses Online

A friend of mine was looking for a purple color dress.  It is hard to get a range of different shades of purple to choose from . They either come in dark purple or a shade she does not like.  She was frustrated. So I asked her to check online and see if she can get the purple color she likes. There are many shades of purple and she may like the color but the design may not appeal.  I asked her why particularly be purple color...why not pink or blue? She said she is invited to be maid of honor for her friend's wedding and their color theme is purple.  Thus, the urgency to search for a specific purple color.  I remembered that there is a website that has a wide range of Purple Prom Dresses . Very beautifully designed too and very apt for weddings to prom parties.

She was so happy that I came to her rescue and that I  recommended the right site to her...hahaha she doesn't know that my gal and I have been searching high and low for an appropriate dresses for the coming garden wedding.  She managed to get one that suits her best and they have her size. She was so happy with her purple prom dress online purchase.  And she picked a few more dresses too making her purchase more that £500 and guess what she automatically entitled to free shipping!  What a great surprise for her and she was  grateful to me for recommending to her this website :)  What are friends for...we are to share our knowledge and help one other.  Of the many dresses she bought, one is for my son's wedding this coming month :)  So super duper happy that my friend finally managed to get the right shade of purple that she wanted  :)  I know she will look gorgeous in her maid of honor dress.