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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:39

Lesley sent OH down to check and it wasn't rhubarb he took so he must have gone into another garden.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:48

Went to check the rhubarb I had planted as we had a beagle appear in the garden from nowhere, head down to the end of the garden and come back sometime later with something in its mouth, and disappear.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:02

Mrs blackbird having a bath in a very full birdbath.

3 blue tits picking at the moss growing on my apple tree.

Pair of robins


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:57

Mine are in the ground, but I did have one that sprouted next to some stone steps and I dug it out to make a deck, and potted up the plants. I got at least 20. I left them in their pots and they stay outside all year round until I find somewhere to plant them or give away.

Will my orchid flower again?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:32

Glad to help. A new shoot or spike won't appear quickly, it could be 4-6 weeks so don't worry.

Orchids - getting them to flower again

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:37

And growing orchids started by gerryk.

Orchids - getting them to flower again

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:35

See the thread started by Jaxter as you're on the same topic.

Will my orchid flower again?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 22:29

You need to cut it down to the next healthy bud or down as far as you can. If you do the first option, you should get a new shoot that will flower. If you do  the second option, you will get a new leaf and then a news flower spike. I've had 9 for going on 4 years now and this is what mine do. Also get some orchid food, which you spray on the leaves.


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 21:57

That sounds like the programme Salino mentioned. Ruth Mott and Harry Dodson and both were in their late 70s/early 80s.

When to plant out...

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:14

Hi I would keep them in their pots in a sheltered spot and plant out when the snow has gone and the soil has warmed up.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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