Lynne C

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Friends Orchid

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 13:45

 I agree with star gaze lily - It looks like sun scorch to me, it can take very little time in bright sun on a windowsill for this to happen eventully the leaf will die right back and can be removed but the rest of the plant should be okay if its moved from the sunny spot

Pamapas Grass

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 14:31

Thank you for all of the advice you have certainly given us a plan of action now. I knew it wasn't going to be an easy job as its so big and it must have been there for many years. Now I just need to persuade the man of the house to give me hand, once I get the chainsaw out I'm sure he will come running  but with the ground being hard  I may try the weedkiller and leave the digging till later.

Pamapas Grass

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 09:47

We have a huge pampas grass on the front lawn, we only moved here 18 months ago and nothing was done to the garden for at least 10 years other than cut the grass.  We want to take it out completely but have been told we'll never get rid of it. Does anyone have any good ideas on what to do with it and when would be the best time?

So far we have been advised to burn it but that would be dangerous as its really big and close to the house also cut it down and pour weedkiller on to it and then there is digging it out but we are on heavy clay which is pretty solid at the moment.

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:56

cut back a little on the watering, it still needs nutients for making new flowers, leaves or flower spikes.  If you want to kick start it into producing new buds put it in a cool room for a few weeks then bring back into a warm room.

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 09:56

I have had orchids for quite a few years now even managing to get them to reflower after a whole year without any.  I water once a week with room temperature water, letting the water drain through completely before putting them back into the decorative pot and feed once a month.  It's best to repot when the orchid becomes top heavy but wait until there are no flowers, use an orchid compost and don't repot into too big a pot they like to be restricted.

Don't cut off the roots unless they die back.

What's wrong with my conifer?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:44

There is a disease here in France (Pine or Needle blight)  that is killing pine trees and it's caused by a small bug.  The effected trees die very quickly especially if the summer has been dry. One of our neighbours has lost a couple of trees with more looking like they may have it and another neigbour has completly lost his cyprus hedge, it also looks like some of our trees have it too.

Help needed to ID this plant? Weed?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:20


Talkback: Moles

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 14:18

We have a large field in front of our property and there are a lot of moles hills out there.  They do make runs into our garden but I send them packing with dog poo! When a new mole hill appears I make a hole into the run with a cane then collect my dogs fresh doings and pop it down into the hole then fill in the hole as much as possible. The moles soon disappear back into the field and usually stay there. This method works for me a treat for me.

Non chemical solution for blight?

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 16:00

I agree Green Magpie it's not been much of a summer so far   maybe now we are into July it will improve but I won't hold my breath

Non chemical solution for blight?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 20:12

by chemical free I meant organic I know about Bordeaux mixture, copper sulphate and I know that wahing up liquid has chemicals in it if we are splitting hairs!  I don't  want to start an argument for organinc v non organic  I was hoping for some old fashioned remedy to be honest.

Thank you for your comments

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