I placed an orchid into an old copper jug between them (it has a drain hole in the bottom). I heard that orchids love copper so we will see.... so far it looks good.
I wonder whether the method I am making the seaweed tea is making it too weak. I have been sitting it in a bucket of water-( tightly covered so mosquitoes dont breed) for a month or two, then straining it and diluting. I also make weed tea the same way, but it does smell pretty bad. A fellow gardener on KGI takes comfrey leaves and compresses them in a bucket with a hole in the bottom. Slowly the "concentrated juices" run out into a bucket underneath, and this is then diluted for use. This takes him a year, and since I am pretty impatient I have never tried this method.....I thought though that since I am now growing comfrey as well I might do the seaweed and comfrey together and see what happens. Has anyone tried making their own fertilizers like this?
I think hibiscus is one of the main plants that screams out - tropical. Their flowers dont last long - a day or two at most, but there is always other one ready to open.
Another type of heleconia has flowered - this one is just orange and yellow and doest go quite as tall as the pink and orange ones.
Mmmmm ...... I love colour in the garden.