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Plant database for computer

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:55

Yes I will still have a computer just not access to Access!

I am not sure if I will have Excel either so was really looking for something 'stand alone' to use offline.

Plant database for computer

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:16

At present I have my plants listed on an Access database on my computer but may not have the program in the near future to access it.

I tried the online Shoot database for a while but think it a bit pricey for a list.My current list only has 183 plants on it,really just to keep a record of variety,where bought and when etc and notes if relevant.

I may just resort to a good old fashioned card index!!

So how do you all keep plant records?

Plant ID for this bonsai please.

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:03

The plant you suggest does look similar but the leaves on my friends plant are very glossy and shiny.It certainly does look like some sort of witch hazel though.

Plant ID for this bonsai please.

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 16:01

My friend was given this plant as a bonsai.It has cream witch hazel like flowers and we think it is evergreen.No one at my bonsai club knows what it could be.It also seems to be relatively hardy but then we do live in the south.

Any ideas?


Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 16:01

I water most of my plants from the top and have a saucer underneath to catch run off.

Every now and then,especially in very hot weather,I stand the potin a tray to give it a really good soak.

Unknown plant

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:29

That is Nigella damascena commonly known as Love-in-a mist.

On-line purchases

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:51

I have been looking round lots of online nurseries,good plants at OK prices but my problem is delivery to the Isle of Wight,there is usually a hefty surcharge.Not sure why as all the major couriers come to and from here at no extra cost.

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:22

I too love weeding! It is so satisfying I could do it all day!

Dead Pothos - Overwatered :(

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:21

My daughter has had one of these in her bedroom for 5 years.She says she waters it from the top around once a month if she remembers!

Every few months she has to cut it back as it hangs down from a shelf nearly to the floor.

I however had one and couldn't get it to grow at all.I wonder sometimes if it is where it is placed that may be a problem?

pittosporum Tom thumb

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:11

You can keep it fairly small but I don't think beach ball size though.I have two and I cut them back each year to about 2ft across and it grows to about 3ft over the growing season.

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Plant database for computer

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Plant ID for this bonsai please.

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Euphorbia plant ID please.

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Cleaning patio and paths.

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Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

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Butyl liner and pre-formed pond question.

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The hedgehogs return.

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Lawn sand or dressing

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Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' pruning

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Plant ID please.

Succulent plant. 
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So fed up with all this rain!!!!

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What is this Sedum?

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Plant ID please.

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Osteospermum not thriving this year?

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