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Longest lived plant

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:58

Hi all after seeing the oldest houseplant thread, I was wondering what your oldest garden plants are?

I think we can exclude trees and shrubs as they tend to live a long time anyway, although feel free to add one if you think its old enough

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:56

Taking photos throughout the year to compare and admire during the dark months

Orchids.

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:18

the many Orchids you see at the supermarket are Phaleanopsis

They like growing on bark of trees in the wild in very humid conditions

The roots need light and they to get the best flowering you should let them become very rootbound.

A tray of pebbles underneath that is kept moist helps too

If you see any roots protruding from the top of the pot, leave these alone, they are feeding the plant

Autumn Colour

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:14

I love the hues at this time of year. Everything is so subtle, shame it doesnt last all that long.

Forum

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:32

ah yes I forgot about that button, never had to use it before

 

CLICK

 

get it?

Talkback: Hummingbird hawkmoth

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:31

One of these visited me while I was pruning my Lavender on the 1st October. Never seen anything like it before, was wonderful to watch how graceful it was

Forum

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:59

no Punica we are just trying to push all you trolls away.

Forum

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:36

Its Grouchus Whingus philippa

Autumn Colour

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:07

The drainage is better in a container, they dont like being too wet

Autumn Colour

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:07

I grow them in containers Billie. I will put them in the greenhouse for the winter. If they survive for next year then that will be great.

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