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Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:56

What a great feeling it must be to shut the door on his domineering, bullying self.

 Well done you.

 My ex told everyone he wasn't moving far because I wouldn't be able to manage without him.   Well actually, I've done quite well.  You will do as well I am sure.

Last edited: 15 July 2017 20:58:13

Plant identification

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:52

Pink, white, light blue, dark blue , purple.... plenty to choose from. They make good dried flowers hung upside down in a cool dark place ( or garage  in my case)

Name this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:48

It flowers on the previous summers wood, so if you trim it, do it lightly after flowering. If you hack it back hard because it is out of control, you will lose most of the following seasons flowers.  I only cut my Jasmine (officinale) lightly to control it.  Stephanense is a bit more tender than officinale  and will only really flower well in a sunny place which ripens the wood for the following years flowers.

Plant identification

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:42

Annual cornflower.

Similar colour to one called black ball.

Last edited: 15 July 2017 20:43:49

Name this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:32

Is it a new plant? They can take a year or two to settle down, but in a sunny position it should flower its socks off.

If it is all leaf and few flowers, maybe it is getting too much nitrogen and not enough potash. Try using tomato food as feed, or starving it a bit.

Last edited: 15 July 2017 20:34:26

Brugmansia yellowing

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:30

Brugmansia leaves tend to do that. So long as the new leaves are growing, the lower leaves go yellow and drop off. It is flowering so not all that bad. Carry on feeding with phostrogen and plenty of water, They do tend to be martyrs to spider mite.

Easy to propagate for next year...

Name this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 20:24

Its a jasmine of some sort, possibly J. stephanense


Posted: 15/07/2017 at 19:20

The sort of weedkiller that will kill roots will kill anything you want to plant later as well.   You could wait until it regrows and then spray with glyphosate. You may need to do that twice. That may mean leaving replanting until next year.  The alternative is a fork and a lot of hard work. Maybe you could find a  teenager on long summer hols to do it for a price.  I did it with mine. I figured a 17 year old back was better than mine.

Orchid care

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 19:15

Sometimes with phalaenopsis, you can find a small green bud on the flowering stem to cut back to. A new flowering shoot will come from that.

Orchid care

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 18:48

That stem will eventually stop flowering.  Then cut it  back to a few inches. As regards watering/feeding, you are obviously doing it right.  You could always gently curl the stem around to form a circle, and then tie in place.

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