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Growing Jacaranda mimosifolia within the U.K

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:38

A highly decorative tree native to Brazil. Jacaranda prefers full light and a well-drained soil but will grow anywhere the light penetrates, for example on a mantle piece or behind frosted glass as in a bathroom etc. If you plan to place yours outside during the summer it is essential that it has protection from anything other than a warm calm breeze. You may find that it will drop leaves/branches when returned to the indoors, but new ones will grow back.

If it is too remain in the home or office, (above 15c or year) it will not drop its leaves, however if it is too spend its time within an unheated greenhouse the leaves and some branches will fall.

Because of it’s fast growing habit from seed, ornate leaf formation and ability to flourish within the home it is fast gaining popularity here in Europe as a bonsai and tropical house plant. Pinch the top out regularly to encourage fullness rather than height.

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Mystery plant

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:17

Hi, I think it might be Tower of Jewels (Echium wildpretii), or a similar species...

Good Luck on your quest!

pesky pests

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:57

Hi fellow gardeners!I recently mentioned some of the problems we sometimes come across when growing under glass, many of you will be familiar with one of the worst & possibly the most destructive of all, the dreaded Spidermite. For those people yet to discover these critters on their beloved plants here are some sure signs of infection. Check for tiny white spots/blemishes apearing all over the leaves, the leaves feel dry to touch and begin to lose the healthy shine. Turn the leaves over and check with a magnifying glass for the mites and their white eggs-you will also notice tiny webs on the back of the leaves eventually followed by larger webs full of tiny mites. These pests will eventually suck all of the life from your plant causing it to wither up & join the big jungle up in the sky.

The good news is there are plenty of good products available specifically manufactured to destroy spidermite in the form of various sprays etc. Some companies also offer a biological alternative to this problem and can supply predatory mites that eat the spidermites including the eggs.

Red Spider Mite

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:55

Hi fellow gardeners!I recently mentioned some of the problems we sometimes come across when growing under glass, many of you will be familiar with one of the worst & possibly the most destructive of all, the dreaded Spidermite. For those people yet to discover these critters on their beloved plants here are some sure signs of infection. Check for tiny white spots/blemishes apearing all over the leaves, the leaves feel dry to touch and begin to lose the healthy shine. Turn the leaves over and check with a magnifying glass for the mites and their white eggs-you will also notice tiny webs on the back of the leaves eventually followed by larger webs full of tiny mites. These pests will eventually suck all of the life from your plant causing it to wither up & join the big jungle up in the sky.

The good news is there are plenty of good products available specifically manufactured to destroy spidermite in the form of various sprays etc. Some companies also offer a biological alternative to this problem and can supply predatory mites that eat the spidermites including the eggs.

How control & spot Spider mite

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:47

Hi fellow gardeners!I recently mentioned some of the problems we sometimes come across when growing under glass, many of you will be familiar with one of the worst & possibly the most destructive of all, the dreaded Spidermite. For those people yet to discover these critters on their beloved plants here are some sure signs of infection. Check for tiny white spots/blemishes apearing all over the leaves, the leaves feel dry to touch and begin to lose the healthy shine. Turn the leaves over and check with a magnifying glass for the mites and their white eggs-you will also notice tiny webs on the back of the leaves eventually followed by larger webs full of tiny mites. These pests will eventually suck all of the life from your plant causing it to wither up & join the big jungle up in the sky.

The good news is there are plenty of good products available specifically manufactured to destroy spidermite in the form of various sprays etc. Some companies also offer a biological alternative to this problem and can supply predatory mites that eat the spidermites including the eggs.

 

 

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Growing Jacaranda mimosifolia within the U.K

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How control & spot Spider mite

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