Here’s another ‘extended’ shot of the bloom at the foot of my balcony. (lucky didn’t drop the phone trying to take this)
Ok now that you see the leaves, any seasoned gardener knows this is the Indian Borage. Not uncommon. But for me the flower is very uncommon. After a few years of growing borage, this is the first time I see flowers coming out of it. I posted this to the MG group over a month ago and the flower is still here! Hardy as the plant itself.
OK, ok perhaps not as rare a bloom but to me it is 🙂
So the question is can dead telang come back to life? Check this out..
Left the apartment for 2 weeks Raya holidays and without water the telang plants (I have 3) all just dried up and died. Pruned the long creepers and now it’s a few weeks later. The one above is sad. Still no signs of life.
This one however brings back hope. They do regenerate!
A smaller plant with just one small main branch is also starting to grow leaves!
So the conclusion is 2 out of 3 of the telang plants are coming back to life.
Still won’t give up on this seemingly dead telang. I hope it will come back to life too. After all, my nick name here on this blog is Telang Man ! 🙂
The last time I did this (leave the plants unattended) was for a 3 week holiday and the results were catastrophic and nothing survived except for the hardy indian borage. Came back to a balcony full of dry leaves which was a chore to clean up.
This time it was only 2 weeks and I had some water bottles with spikes to slow drip the plants.
Still the results was still a disappointment.
took out my phone to record this..
Mints all died. Left a few cuban oregano.
Basils all dried up.
Some surviving basils.
Some dried up okras and basil.
I guess the biggest loss was my 2 plants of tomatoes (1 month old) and chillies.
The water bottles with spikes not all worked and a few were full of water. The ones that worked saved the other plants.