I got some growing galangal and ginger roots. The ginger I tried to grow from the supermarket ginger always rots away. This is the ginger, it grows up to about 2ft high and has very spindly leaves.
While digging around there I discovered that the costus is flowering right at the base. No-one can see the flowers there unless you go bundu-bashing, so if the glalangal takes off that costus will just have to go. I have seen the costus that I want to grow there, it is lower with little orangy bud type flowers on the tips. I guess when I pinched this plant, I must have got the plant next to the one I wanted!
Oh dear, but on the other hand, when I eventually slashed my way clear right into the back corner of the garden I found that I must have done the exact same thing when digging up a pink lady heleconia from a friends house. Expecting to one day see a pink hanging heleconia in that corner, I was startled to see a bit of red.....
wow, I rushed back to get the camera, click,
look at the details (cant wait to try out my new camera....)
This gorgeous baby was going right into the house - on display where everyone could see it. Gosh what a fantastic mothers day present!