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Talkback: How to care for orchids

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 19:56

These are some great forums that will answer all your orchid questions -

New and having problems

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 11:12

Hello all, Its quite chilly today - Im trying to convince myself to go outside and tackle a patch of Ground Elder. The sun keeps trying to shine so hope it warms things up a little.

I have had a lovely email from Naomi Jones the sub-editor regarding the uploading avatar problem. It seems there is an issue and the tech team have been made aware. Even she was unable to upload the photo for me.Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:58

Thank you, at least its not just me!

I will have to put up with the blue T-shirt but the hair could be a bit longer 

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 12:44
Hi everyone, I'm a new member and am aware there have been some site issues recently. I cannot upload an Avatar and I have tried and tried - all I get is a box with the Browse and upload from Facebook buttons and one line above which says "1File Uploaded" but the file is completely invisible or not there. I have tried to contact the site team, but all I got was an automated reply message suggesting some links that in no way helped! So is it just a case of be patient till the "ishoos" are sorted?... Many Thanks A

Hoya tips

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 14:34
I grow a few Hoya species.
Most species prefer a spot with bright indirect light with some morning or evening sun.
Being epiphytic, in their natural habitat they scramble up trees and are happiest in dappled sunlight with lots of air circulating around them. Unfortunately they are too often grown in too dark a spot, as they are mistakenly thought to grow down, underneath the jungle canopy instead of up in it.
I pot them in African Violet compost with a good helping of Orchid bark, some grit and a bit of slow release fertiliser.
They like lots of water but very free draining so they dry almost completely before re-watering.
Also a spritz every or other day and I dose them with very dilute organic seaweed once a month.
Hope your Hoya blooms soon.

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:35

Hi I am plannig on doing the very same thing so I will be keen to see how your project goes.

I have a 6x8 aluminium green house that I would like more head height in as I hang my tumbling toms and orchids that summer outside. Also like my climbers and vines to have more room. 

I will be digging down about a foot and a half plus a but more for the wall footings. I am recycling old bricks from a garden wall so it depends how far they stretch as to how many courses high I go. The base inside will be considerably lower than ground level outside so it will be a step up and then a couple down. I will bolt it directly onto the wall.

All my dug out topsoil which was imported by a previous owner who raised the whole garden is going into a huge raised bed which I have just ordered the sleepers for. That will be where my veg is going right next to the green house.

Im going to be very busy as I do all the DIY ! 


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