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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

Non chemical solution for blight?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 16:00

Thanks for the help anything is worth a try

Non chemical solution for blight?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 14:25

I have got a touch of blight on my tomateos in the polytunnell and I seem to remember my Dad using a non chemical treatment for blight that worked well, unfortunatly he is no longer with us so i can't ask him but I know it was washing up liquid mixed with something, does anyone else have any ideas? For some reason milk mixed with washing up liquid springs to mind but I could be just imagining that one! 

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