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Alina W

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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.

pesky pests

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:04

I think that Provado Ultimate Bug Killer should get it. Derris is no longer available; I'm not sure about malathion - on checking, yes, it looks like it's been banned too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 12:02

N. Yorks - wet, wet, wet....

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:27

Very similar to Stockton here in N. Yorks - dull and grey, but dry. But tomorrow we're back to lots of rain - "I'm dreaming of a flooded Christmas..."

Filter Medium

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:24

The thing that I'm curious about is what the effect of chemicals caught in the filter might be. I have to assume that some of the chemicals "filtered out" actually remain bound to the granules.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:07

The morning's rain has dried up now and, although overcast, it's mild at 7C.


Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:04

It looks like it's related to a calathea to me.

In which case, it likes a moist atmosphere, indirect sunlight and a reasonably warm temperature, no lower than 15C. Keep moist but not soggy.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 14:14

They can also come in via the holes left for pipes to go through - some spray expanding foam from the DIY store can solve that problem easily.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 16:24

Similar here in North Yorks, but clouded over a bit towards evening, meaning we're due for a frost-free night.

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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