Saturday, September 06, 2008

Growing grapes

Many things are just not meant to grow in the tropics. Grapes being one of them. So...finding these grapes finally taking shape in the garden ( not mine obviously ) was a big thing. It was planted a year ago, maybe longer.
A quick internet search tells me...there are three steps to grape growing
1) For the first year and a bit, you're meant to be patient in tending it.
2)You then have to confine their growth. ( They apparently tend to dominate)
3) Find some where of securing / promoting pollination.
Our grapes are sour . Not a candidate for making table the great growth ammounted to 4 measely grapes. We were down because the nasty birds got to them before we did. I hope the birds got a tummy ache for their trouble.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Selamat Hari Merdeka

I think in the light of recent political mini turmoil, it's taken some of the thunder away from the celebration of Merdeka. 51 years ago, Malaysia walked out of the shadow and into the light of independence and with it such dreams of achieving so many good things. I have faith God...and in my country.

Selamat Hari Merdeka ke 51!!