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solar powered water feature

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 22:51

Have not even botherd reading the replys so sorry if this has no bearing, but haveing worked in a shop that sells water features and marine life, I can tell you, just dont go there they are OK (Bearly) in full sunlight but they are just a waste of money IMO, id always advise a mains powerd one ware I could, its not as hard as you think to get power to your garden eather so might be worth looking into.

 

GoodLuck, water features are great things to have!!!

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:44

^ be a bit worried it turns canivours, like a  Trified and try to strangle me of it was reaching the floor lol, any idea of place to order from.

Pond plants

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:37

Leave the Lilly's till spring, but when you fdo plant them, dont submerged them, put them on a brick, slowly lower them as they grow so there not underwater, often people put them underwater and drown them.

If you have a waterfull / fountain, keep it away, they dont like turbulent water, they like nice still water. And plenty of sun, which is kinda counter productive, as too much sun promote alge and green water, so hopefully your pond is not in direct sunlight anyways, but a part of it get some light, this thre place to plant the Lilly's, as for other pond plant most are pretty tuff and agresive and can be potted anytime of year.

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 18:57

ok cool, Ill give them a go?

Were is the best place to order onlione from and get a good plant but not silly prices?

I dont think my LGS has them, I did not see them a few days ago when i went and they dont have much in the way of house plants atm so I would have seen them.

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 17:59

hmm, as pretty as the fittonia are, after reading this http://houseplants.about.com/od/More_Plant_Profiles/p/Fittonia-How-To-Grow-Fittonia-Houseplants.htm they seem like a bit of a faf, and giveing my room dose not get a ton of air flow, they proberly wont like it as they hate stagment conditions.

However those marantas and calatheas look look pretty good, although looking online seem fussy? I am not sure how id provide the high humidaty they require? Well not without a humiderfyer, but I dont want to be running one of those at all. any low tec solutions? I can provide the water and heat they need most likly as we dont normaly let the hoouse get cold, except maby a bit at night but not below 10 degrees ever.

 

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 17:28

Alan, I already have two peace lillys (or rather my mum dose) and i agree they are great, very large now, seem to be in flower loads, they are in indirect (relected light) and thrive.

 

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 17:26

Cheers guys, my rooms not dark and dingy, its certainly not getting any full direct sunlight, despite my windows faceing the sunrise. Not shady, but not bright indirect light. Dont know how to descibe it really.

Looking for a house plant that thrives in shade and is VIBRANT.

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 15:04

Maby I am aksing to much.

But I dont get a lot of light, its ether indirect or shady in my room, so I am looking for a plant that will thrive and grow even in low light conditions.

I also am  novice so am not wanting anything that is hard to look after. (Cactus are great but I dont have the damed light needed for them)

I wany something VIBRANT to make the room look better. It dosent need to be a flowering plant, in fact Im more than happy with just intresting foliage. anything with stripy / spotted / odd shaped / coloured foliage is nice.

My local garden center is a very larger hillers just three miles away.

So suggest away please.

I have seen these in the LGS they have ,any colours, and i particularly like the ones with deep red vains, would these be suitable in my room.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fittonia

Maby I could get a few of diffrent colours and put them all in a large wide pot.

They also have some nice looking furry ferns.

Thx in advance.

Flowers on the Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:53

This in interesting, but I have no answer, so bump! Up! To the top this goes!

Maby someone can shed some light on this?

HELP!: My HousePlanted Yuacca Tree is dying?

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 17:05

Here is how it is now, looking sorry for itself =(

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab9/AnthonyMcEwen2014/IMAG0102_zpsd476bf6c.jpg

It has this cap of wax on it? What is it about / for, should I take it off?

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab9/AnthonyMcEwen2014/IMAG0105_zpsb27d96c8.jpg

Here are the roots as of now.

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab9/AnthonyMcEwen2014/IMAG0104_zps9981b41a.jpg

 

p.s I dont know what you mean by "it looks like the small branch is dead?"

as it only has the one branch with leaves unless you meant the small buds which some of them are dead.

 

 

 

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