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peacock orchid

Posted: Yesterday at 09:55
Yes that would be a good idea - be interesting to see if anyone gets any flowers this year
Will make a note in my calendar

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 22:12
Sorry to hear that others have had the same problem with them not flowering
I didn't dig mine out last year just left them in the ground so maybe that's why I have now got the little bulbs
Be interesting to see if anyone gets any flowers this year

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:57

Thanks - I was so sure that it most be a something wrong with them  (possible some sort of a bug feeding off them)

Will replant them at the back of the boarder as they grew really tall last year - so where basically in the wrong place

I assume these little ones will take a couple of years to mature

strawberries in raised beds

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:45

Thanks for your replies - I did wonder whether I should buy some top soil and mix with a bag of g.p.compost

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:11


last year I planted 100 peacock orchids (Acidanthera) they all grew to around 2ft tall but only 1 flowered so I thought I would dig up the bulbs.  The above pictures show what I have found.

Is this some sort of disease - could that be why I had only the one flower?

Did I not plant them deep enough? or too deep?

Any help/ideas would be appreciated

Many Thanks


strawberries in raised beds

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:01

Hi, another question re strawberries

this is my third attempt at growing strawberries - 

first in the ground - birds and rabbits really enjoyed them

second in strawberry pots - rabbits looked really cute sitting up eating them

This year thought I might try raised beds with mesh over them for protection

Just wondering what is the best sort of compost to use?  John Innes or any other,

any help would be appreciated

spreading all over - id if possbile please

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:23

cheers - trying to put a name to things as they start to appear

spreading all over - id if possbile please

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:32

 Hi guys

As normal for the last few years but above plant is going crazy - and lots of new ones popping up all over the place - anyone any idea as to what it might be? grows to around 3ft tall with lovely flowers on what I would describe asthin hard sticks that I have to cut down in the autumn

front borders

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:23
Will try anything if it means less weeds

front borders

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:02

just seem to spend hours weeding - maybe low ground level flowering evergreen plants would be better - any suggestions welcome

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peacock orchid

no flowers and weird bulbs 
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strawberries in raised beds

best compost 
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spreading all over - id if possbile please

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front borders

putting down slate 
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whats gone wrong??????????

overwintering - dying 
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ID please - unknow bulb

Any idea as to what this might grow into 
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plant ID please

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seeds or pelleted seeds

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all different??? 
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hyacinths bulbs

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query about bulbs

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unknown plant 2nd attempt

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any ideas as to what this plant maybe

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unknown tree and unknown problem 
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