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URGENT orchid suddenly lost all leaves

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:47

As Bilje says top watering can cause leaf loss in orchids as water can pool in the crown.  Always water by soaking from below ensuring no water splashes the leaves.  Though the leaf loss in this case seems rather sudden for this to be the cause.

Difficult to see but the soil looks like it could be a little moist.  At this time of year my orchids will usually go a fortnight between watering.  

Has it been repotted?  It doesn't seem to have the surface roots orchids usually have.  Could be a little deep in the pot.

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 21:01

I have had David Austin roses for 3 years and love them.  Planted bareroot in November they established so quickly that when I wanted to move one a year after planting it was quite a job to dig out even for two people.  The free catalogue is full of detail and photos and is a good browse so requesting the catalogue could be a good place to start if you are considering ordering.  

Ranunculus

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:17

I just leave my ranunculus in the ground (in the South West) and they have come up bigger  and bushierevery year (we have been lucky with a couple of mild winters though so this may have been a factor in their success)

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