Latest posts by Daintiness

Magnolia bush

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:11

Is it alive? With your fingernail scratch a little bit of  the bark/skin off - if it is green then still alive if brown, dead. 

Trying to identify some palm like house plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:54

Sorry, didn't answer all of your question.I think the bottom plant is a differnet variety of dracaena or it could be a cordeline - difficult to see.

Overwatering could be the problem for the yellowing. Most plants die from overwatering more than anything else. Let them dry out between watering. Also it looks like they are potted into lovely pots but there are no drainage holes in them - this makes it dificult to judge watering. If  I wee you I would repot into plastic pots and then place them in your lovely pots. This way you can water easier, see when plants are root bound and need to be moved to a bigger pot. Hope this helps.

Trying to identify some palm like house plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:44

Dracaena or Dragon plant. There should be lots of info for their care on the net.

Easy to take cuttings and make new plants when they get too tall. Cut off one of the leggy pieces down to where it joins the main stem. Then cut the stem into  10 -15cm sections and place in water. Ensure you keep them the right way up as they will not grow if you put them in upside down. When roots appear, pot up in free draining compost and grow on.

ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:15

Ok, here's one. This has self seeded itself in my Mum's gravel path. Not the best photo. Any ideas?


ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:54

Good question Nutcutlet...sometimes we never get to a positive id as the pic posted isn't clear enough, the plant too immature or we just don't know or agree.

Room 101

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:51

Vine weevils - they have been munching on my stored begonia tubers and I have just binned the lot!! 

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:13

I have noticed that the red bit inside the bottle seems to have an opening in it. When I loosen the cap a lttle the opening lines up with the chamber ...now with tipping horizontal and squeezing I seem to have got some liquid in the chamber! 

When you take the lid off...does the red lid and the white bit below it both come off together or just the red lid come off for you?

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:52

Oh Verdun if only it were that simple. The instructions say not to emove lid when tilting the bottle to fill chamber...however with or without the lid the liquid will not come out of the bottle. Believe me, I have been patient - reread the instructions several times, told myself not to be so stupid...how hard can it be etc...got my son to look at it ( so he could tell his mother how silly she was being) but he couldn't get it to work either!

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:45

Thank you Berghill. It's not just me!!

I am going to contact the company but I do need this product to kill the vine weevils now so I will probably follow your lead and cut off the top too.

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:03

I bought a bottle of Provado Vine weevil killer 2 this afternoon - to kill the little blighters....and I can't get the killer to come out of the bottle. Followed thedirections..with back of bottle facing etc - No 1 - I couldn't see how much of the liquid was in the measuring chamber as I had shaken the bottle (as per instructions) there was liquid all over the inside of chamber!

Then it says take off lid - red and white sections came away tog - is this supposed to happen...is it all the lid?

...and pour out liquid  nothing came out. I squeezed, tipped, tipped again, swore a little at whoever had designed this contraption - not a gardener, I thought. I finally managed to measure out enough in my own measuring cup to do 2 litres worth when I came in to vent!!!

Is it me? Have I got a faulty bottle? Help!

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