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Chebet's Profile

Member since: June 2008 Last here: 1757 days 1 hour ago
About my garden: I love working in the garden and the greenhouse is full of colour particularly the bougainvillea at the moment. The brugmansia is always in trouble with red spider mite.I have made so many mistakes in the garden, planting things in the wrong place and finding plants and shrubs growing too big! I think this year everything is in better order! I have a small rose, the one in my photos, which has given me great pleasure. It was a tiny thing in a small pot given to me as a house plant to be discarded after it flowered. I didn't have the heart to dump it so planted it in the border. The plant is now a proper size and the flowers absolutely wonderful. I have many tropical plants in the greenhouse doing well at the moment. I even have a yellow "fever tree" (acacia) grown from a seed from the shores of Lake Naivasha, Kenya, in the Rift Valley. It is now the height of the greenhouse and has evil thorns and will have to be trimmed! No giraffes here to pick out the delicate green leaves.
More about me: I have lived most of my life in Kenya only 7 miles from the Equator at an altitde of 7,100 ft .above sea level .I am learning a new way of gardening with my old favourites in the greenhouse. I find the winter very hard!I am a member of the City of Derry and District Horticultural Society. We have great outings and I love making videos of gardens.
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