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HELP!!!! Calla Lily Outgrowing Pot, Not Blooming and Droopy

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:10

If its in a plastic pot, repot it into fresh compost. You may need to cut the old plastic pot off. Use a pot a couple of inches bigger and mix a fertiliser like osmocote into the compost. I wouldn't disturb the root ball just add the new compost around  the sides. Then give it a good watering to settle the new compost. It sounds like it has exhausted the original compost and wants a good feed and water.

What is is?, what will it become?

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 13:26

Strelitzia leaves tend to come from the base of the plant on long stems. I think its a canna. Canna leaves  sort of wrap around the stem.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 07:48

Hurray. It rained here overnight. The garden finally got watered. I wonder if the stockroom is wet or the sandbags did the job. Id better get dressed and go and find out. Have a good day folks.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:26

No rain at all here. I had better go out and water plants.

Clematis Montana

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 14:55

If its very large, I would take cuttings now, , as back up. Then hack it all down and try and move the large rootball when its dormant, say October. You'll probably lose it though, hence the internodal cuttings as back up.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:24

Lovely garden punkdoc. I think you're already partway to dixterish colour clashes.



Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:15

No rain here yet.. we've put sandbags outside the back door ready for it. Very quiet here, I think all the customers have gone to Cornwall.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:11

Its raining so he's bored. Get a brolly out and take spike for a run.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:33

Congrats to chicklet. What subject is she going to do?

Have you got accommodation sorted.?  I happen to know a spare room on the direct bus route past the uni.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:26

There was a big clump of this in the dell garden at Bressingham. Very like gypsophila only blue. I thought it would make a good flower arrangers plant.

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has anyone achieved this? 
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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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