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Moth Orchids advice required

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 19:36


These three Moth Orchids belonged to my Late Mother-In-Law who loved them, they were going to be thrown out so I rescued them.  They have all been in flower for the best part of the year but now the remaining flowers are fading.  Can anyone tell me the best way to look after them and hopefully encourage them to flower next year. I have never kept Orchids before and would appreciate any advice given.

Black spot on roses advice please

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 16:00


I have various sorts of roses in the garden which are all are happily in flower and producing new buds but as you can see from the photos there is what I assume to be blackspot on some of the leaves.  How should I deal with this?  Should I remove any leaves that are affected or just let nature take its course? Is there any spray that can help?  I know from my previous garden when I first came across this the rose which always produced lot of blooms but when it was covered in blackspot just dropped all it's leaves and looked fairly sick.  It did recover and is back flowering this year.  Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Amaryllis flowering!

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 19:44

Thank you that's very helpful

Amaryllis flowering!

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 16:58


I rescued this Amaryllis earlier in the year it had been thrown out, had suffered the frost and when I found it it was looking fairly sick.  I just put it on a low shelf in my greenhouse and had basically been ignoring it as I thought it was dormant till later in the year.  I was quite surprised when I went to move it as it was in the way to find it with its stem bent over and in full flower with another bud about to open. Can anyone advise on how I should look after it. I've never had one before, this belonged to my Mother-in-Law all I know is it used to flower around Christmas.  Any tips would be helpful.

Last edited: 27 June 2017 17:00:05

Cucumber plant not doing well

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 14:50

My plan of action will be to put them back in the greenhouse, in larger pots and change the feed to Tomerite twice a week.  Thank you for your advice.

Cucumber plant not doing well

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 10:30

I haven't got a bigger pot at the moment but I can get one.  The feed I'm using is Richard Jackson's Flower Power - it's supposed to be AMAZING on all plants!

Cucumber plant not doing well

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 09:53

I admit I was only feeding them once or sometimes twice a week. When the weather was really hot and the were in the greenhouse they were watered twice a day but not drenched now they're outside it's back to once a day.  How often should they be fed?  

Cucumber plant not doing well

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 08:36


I have 2 cucumber ridge perfection plants.  I started them off in the greenhouse where they seemed to be doing well.  They were forming cucumbers but these were turning yellow and not developing properly.  Thinking this might  be because they weren't being pollenated by bees I moved them outside.  They don't seemed to have improved much.  The only cucumber that seems to be growing is shown in one of the photos but I'm not sure if that will survive either to be honest!  Should I move them back in the greenhouse? Can anyone give me advice on how to make these plants thrive and be more productive.

Last edited: 27 June 2017 08:37:29

Please can you name this plant

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 13:00

Thank you that's very helpful.

Please can you name this plant

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 12:15


This is in the boarder and it stands about 6ft tall at the moment.  As you can see it has variegated leaves and small white flowers.  Does anyone know what it's called?  Also any advice on it's care would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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