Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Wake up Call --- Late Date Pruning of roses in Delhi - Punjab region

For obtaining  better vegetative growth and quality of flowers in Rose, in Punjab, Harayana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh region the rose plant should be pruned during 6th October to l7th November. I just finished pruning my roses, although 2 days late but still better late than never.

Here is a Photo and the method how I pruned my Roses, in my garden in Ludhiana, Punjab.
How I pruned my Rose
Notice the swollen bud just below the cut, the swollen bud is pointing outwards and also the cut is tapered at around 45 degrees and the slant of the cut is higher near the bud.

Your ideas and question are always welcomed in the comments.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

My Pink Hibiscus Flower

Pink Hibiscus Flower in my garden in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Today being a holiday on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, I  thought, today I would put my Nikon camera to some good use. But a light drizzle dashed my plans. After the drizzle stopped, I took my camera and shot this beautiful photo of a pink Hibiscus Flower in my garden. I have taken a few more photos of this flower, will update this post if I find other good pictures after processing them.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Trees Of Punjab

Trees Of Punjab

  1. Kikar (Acacia Nilotica)  This tree is on top of my list for tropical bonsai, only point of concern are its thorns, and below is an inspirational photo to shape my bonsai. 
Kikar tree

2.  Shahtoot (Mulberry, Morus macroura, Himalayan Mulberry)  This tree has been used by many bonsai experts, so this is also one of my preferred tree for making bonsai of tropical trees. Infact this has been used as the cover photo of the book, The complete book of bonsai by Harry Tomlinson.
Shahtoot Bonsai on the cover photo of book
And Luckily I found a seedling of Shahtoot (Mulberry) growing in my yard. I plan to plant this seedling in ground in a sunny location and let it grow for 1-2 years to thicken its trunk and i might train its root and stem while it grows in ground after reading some books and article.
Shahtoot or Mulberry seedling growing in my yard

3. Sheesham / Tahli((Dalbergia sissoo or Indian Rosewood)  Also found many seedlings of Tahli growing in my yards.

4. Drek (Melia azadirachta)  and Neem (Azadirachata indica)

5. Jand (Prosopis cineraria)

6. Dhak (Butea monosperma)

Bitten by Bonsai Fever, in Ludhiana, Punjab

Beautiful bonsai have always fascinated me. Around 2 years back I started with a Narangi (Chinese orange) and a bougainvillea plant. And had potted these in big sized pots, although Narangi did grow beautiful oranges which lasted many month, until they were plucked by my little daughter and her friends for playing. But the trunk size has not increased much.
                                                             I had always liked the Japanese Cherry blossom and the Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum) but growing these in Punjab would not have been possible. Then I thought why not try making bonsai of these so that I can move them to shaded area during the extremely hot summers of Punjab. I found an Indian seller selling seeds for both Japanese Cherry blossom and the Japanese maple on ebay. But as I have no experience in making bonsai and these might be bit hard to grow in Punjab. I decided to first try making bonsai of some local trees of Punjab, to gain some experience in bonsai making.

Japanese Cherry Blossom
Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum)
So then started my search for finding local trees of Punjab which can be used for making bonsai. And this also made me realize, how little we know about trees growing in our locality.  Although I knew the Punjabi or Indian names of many tree like Peepal, Bhor, Tahli, Kikar, Jhan, Neem, Thek, Shahtoot but of these I could only recognize only Peepal, Talhi and Neem. And I also didn't knew there English names or scientific names to search info about these on the internet. In my next post I will post the list of trees of Punjab along with their scientific and english name. This list will also be helpful for those of you living in near by states like, Haryana, UP, Himachal, Delhi and Chandigarh. http://www.desifellow.com/2013/08/trees-of-punjab.html

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Chart of Chrysanthemum ( Guldaudi ) Varieties

I have managed to get a chart for Chrysanthemum varieties available in India.

Chrysanthemum (Guldaudi) Varieties chart 1
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Chrysanthemum (Guldaudi) Varieties chart 2
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Time to plant Chrysanthemum Cuttings.

Now days it is the time to buy chrysanthemum cuttings in North India ( Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, New Delhi, Himachal, UP etc.), not very sure about the South India. Nurseries are having many varieties of chrysanthemum cuttings available. Most of my chrysanthemum stools which I had kept last year, for this years cutting had been destroyed. Some due to Heavy rains , and other were eaten up by the hairy caterpillars. So I have bought cuttings from local nursery and am in the process of planting them. This is a wake up call for the chrysanthemum ( Guldaudi ) lovers to plant their cuttings.

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Sorry Friends, i had not updated any thing on desifellow, for almost a year and a half, due to some unavoidable reasons. Hope to keep desifellow.com updated from now on.