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Slipper Orchid

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:59

I have a slipper orchid that has just shed its two flowers. The stems are sturdy, hairy and have no nodes to trim down to. What's left where the flower was looks like a seed pod that might be getting bigger. How do I encourage the plant to grow more stems and flowers?

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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:52

Update to the list posted earlier, here is what I have left now:

N PACKETS:

Dahlia Dwarf Mixed

 

COLLECTED FROM THE GARDEN:

Sweet Pea (red, pink, white, lilac) scented

Hollyhock (pink or yellow mixed)

Phlomis Russelliana

Francoa Sonchifolia

Honesty

Acanthus Mollis

Allium Spherocephalon

Anemone (pale pink/ deep pink)

Weld Reseda Luteola (a yellow flower spike abit like veronica)

Inula (tall yellow daisy)

Leonotis Beau Apricot (Staircase plant)

Lychnis (I think) fucshia

Angels Fishing Rod (pale pink)

Verbascum Olympicum

Opium Poppies double red

Poppies peachy pink

Digitalis Lutea (cream flowered perennial)

Aquilegia mixed colours

Thalictrum Flavum

Harebell (blue and white mixed)

 

mulleins

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:47

Perhaps it'll be one of those big candelabra ones. I get them appearing in different parts of the garden. I had one in the front garden and people did stop to look at it when it was in flower.

Is this raised border too small for black bamboo

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 20:26

How about arundo donax? Its a grass but the stems are so thick it looks like bamboo

Replanting blueberry bushes...

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 20:23

I've got Brigitta, Bluecrop and Earliblue which were in pots for 3-4 years. They produced some berries but didn't get going until they went into raised beds of ericaceous, and now they produce lots of berries.

Plant ID's please

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:49

3 If it has blue flowers it will be lithodora as far as I know.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 16:20

I got harassed by a couple of robins on Sunday while tidying up. Green woodpecker is currently digging hole in the grass. First visit this year.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 14:33

Hi All,

Seeds available as follows:

IN PACKETS:

Snakeshead Fritillary

Cosmos Brightness Mixed

Cosmos Sensation Mixed

Nigella Mulberry Rose

Nigella Moody Blues

Poppy Iceland Mixed

Poppy Applegreen

Dahlia Dwarf Mixed

Verbascum Phoeniceum Mixed

 

COLLECTED FROM THE GARDEN:

Sweet Pea (red, pink, white, lilac) scented

Hollyhock (pink or yellow mixed)

Phlomis Russelliana

Francoa Sonchifolia

Polemonium (Jacobs Ladder) purple

Agapanthus blue

Honesty

Acanthus Mollis

Allium Spherocephalon

White Asphodel

Eucomis (white)

Anemone (pale pink/ deep pink)

Weld Reseda Luteola

Inula

Leonotis Beau Apricot (Staircase plant)

Lychnis (I think) fucshia

Angels Fishing Rod (pale pink)

Verbascum Olympicum

Opium Poppies double red

Poppies peachy pink

Digitalis Lutea (cream flowered perennial)

Aquilegia mixed colours

Thalictrum Flavum

Thalictrum Aquilfolium

Harebell (blue and white mixed)

Just PM me if you want any, even if its one of everything.

 

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 13:52

That's abit posh.

Plant ID's please

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 10:40

4 is definitleyGaura, I pruned one like that yesterday.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:19

Bargain Buy of 2015

What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 17:39

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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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

Green tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 19:25

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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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09

dahlias

What to do when the plant has gone over 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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