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Begonias

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:40

Thzad - congratulations to you and your fellow students on your winning garden 

A tiny plant ID, and a quick question about roses.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:35

I'd dig it up with plenty of the soil around it, being careful not to damage the very fine roots, and pop it in a pot.  If it's a tree or shrub that grows outside, it'll be fine left outside in a sheltered corner. Just don't let it dry out - on the other hand, don't overwater it, especially in the winter. 

A tiny plant ID, and a quick question about roses.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:21

I think Nut means that the tree seedling is likely to have come from seed from a nearby tree - what trees have you growing nearby?

Hawkmoth

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:03

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58997.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

A tiny plant ID, and a quick question about roses.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:58

No idea about the seedling - you could try potting it up if you're really curious.

Is the rose new?  It looks to me as if the paler roses were yellow (there's yellow at the base of the central petals) and they've faded in bright sunlight.  

Fungi - but what kind

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:53
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Super photo Lesley........if you lay on the ground and take a pic from that perspective, the results can be quite stunning.  (I used to do a lot of that sort of thing)

I used to do a lot of that sort of thing too Philippa - I remember very early indeed one morning I was laying on my tum on the grass path up to the allotments, photographing the village in the valley below as it emerged through some autumn mist.  Suddenly there were some rapid heavy footsteps and a lot of huffing and puffing - an elderly allotmenteer was on his way back from feeding his pig (large rural allotments) and he saw me and thought I was a dead body.  Bless him he nearly had a heart attack when I rolled over and spoke to him 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:40

Somewhere they don't have Cabbage White butterflies 

Isn't that a gorgeous picture 

Nepenthes

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:39

Good luck 

Aechmea Blue Rain

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:37

All the time - lots of info here  http://houseplants.about.com/od/bromeliad1/p/Aechmea.htm

Rainwater is best.

The compost should be free draining and when you water it the water should run straight through leaving the compost just slightly damp. Never let it stand in water.  The 'roots' aren't roots as we think of them, they just anchor the plant.

Don't add any fertiliser to the water.  Mix up a quarter strength Baby Bio with some fresh rainwater and spray the foliage occasionally during the growing season only. 

Mature plants will take up some feed/water through the roots, but 'in captivity' they've no need to.

 

Nepenthes

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:28

I've not grown them, so this is a bit of intuition - the lower part of the plant where it has pitchers is in much brighter light than the upper part which is in shadow - I wonder if it needs a certain amount of light to produce pitchers?

I found this http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=266 which you may have read, but it does say that different varieties vary in their requirement for light - do you know which sort yours is?

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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