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Poorly Pots

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 19:54

Also, have you ever replaced the top three inches of soil or so with fresh compost? That really needs doing every year.

Temporarily repotting amaryllis and hyacinths?

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 11:50

Definitely don't put the amaryllis outside yet - frost will kill it. You can put it in a standard large pot, them keep it on a windowsill until last frost has passed. Feed and water regularly, and continue to do so when you put it outside in a sunny spot. Come October, cut off any leaves, allow the compost to dry out and put it in a cool place (under 12C) for about 12 weeks - do not let it get frosted. Then refresh the soil, bring into the warm and start watering again.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 21:02

Dry and sunny here for most of the day today - I couldn't believe it!

Happy New Year

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 21:00

And a Happy New Year to everyone from me, too.

Let's hope that we can retire our arks this year!

New year growth starting early

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 13:35

I have primulas in flower, too, and plenty of bulbs showing. But at the local hospital today, I spotted a cherry blossom in full, glorious, bloom...

Adverts

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:36

Ad Blocker also works. The fact is, to keep the site afloat adverts will always be here, so it's best to take your own steps to remove them rather than hope that board attitudes will change.

Windchimes

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:34

Our neighbours used to have windchimes, and I found them extremely annoying - I couldn't hear the birds for their noise.

Fortunately, they got tired of them quite quickly and removed them.

Christmas Greetings

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 20:36

Merry Christmas, everyone - here's to a sunnier 2013 for us all!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 14:23

Dry, sunny and breezy today - a bit of a dry spell wouldn't come amiss.

All good wishes to folks in the SW.

Talkback: Looking after orchids

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 12:37

have a very careful look at those flowers with a magnifying glass - stickiness may mean that there are insects there.

Shoot - the silver tip may just be a fresh root, but may also be a flower shoot. You can only wait and see.

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