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umbrella plant

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 10:23
The plant is in a medium size terra cotta pot, i water it frequently. The leaves are healthy, but when it starts to grow a new one the rarely get beyond tiny before turning black and dropping off.

it is on a sunny window sill, as it always has been, and fed weekly with baby bio plant food.

I'm not sure what else to say, nothing has changed in how it is cared for.

umbrella plant

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 08:10
A few years ago I took a cutting from an umbrella plant. It has grown really well, however I have noticed that when it starts to grow new leaves now they quickly shrivel up and die. the plant is otherwise healthy, any ideas? Could it be that the pot is too small?

Help with herbs

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:40
Would you think a cold greenhouse would protect them enough?

Help with herbs

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:01
Hi all, I bought a fair few herbs yesterday at the gardeners world live show yesterday and was wondering you could advise me how to look after them? I bought : Lemon verbena Pineapple sage Lemon curd thyme Chocolate mint I plan to put them in pots I think but my allotment is a very windy site, with no shelter so it gets very cold in winter. Are these winter hardy? Are they perennial? I do have a greenhouse on my plot so they could go in there but it is unheated. Many thanks


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:22
Thank you so much for your all your posts! I have put it outside in a shady space in my allotment sat in some water - im looking forward to lots of watercress soup abd salads.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 07:23
Great thank you for your advice! So will it keep coming back year after year? Or is it a one season crop?


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 21:55
I have purchased a large pot of watercress growing. i bought this from a farmers market. Any ideas how I keep it growing?

Easter Cactus

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:29
Thank you so much for your advice!

Easter Cactus

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 22:23
I have bought an 'easter cactus' from my local supermaket, i am now best to care for it? I have put it in a slightly bigger pot and put in partial sunlight in my living room. have i done the right thing?

peace lilly

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:05
That's a good idea, il try that! Seems strange its only just started go die off? I've checked for vine weevle and there is nothing that i can see.
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umbrella plant

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Help with herbs

bought herbs at gardeners world live 
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peace lilly

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lemon grass

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Lemon Grass

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