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My Jungle Appartment

Posted: Yesterday at 19:31

If you are talking about growing plants inside your apartment as well as on your balcony, have a look at Hydroponics and necessary lighting.

Help needed

Posted: Yesterday at 19:13

No idea Lester but it's certainly a nice idea

My only advice would be to look around, keep to your budget ( if you have one ) and consider how many years use you and OH would get out of it.  Cheapest isn't always best when all is said and done. Happy anniversary !!


Posted: Yesterday at 19:05

Cordyline will automatically drop their leaves as they grow.  They are much better in the ground to be honest.  I guess it depends on what you term a "large [patio container" ?

It will also have objected to being hoofed out of the ground - particularly in mid summer - and stuffed in a pot.  If you move house, it takes you a little time to settle - same with plants unfortunately

Pot Stand Quandary

Posted: Yesterday at 18:58


Are you sure you mean 1 cm ?  It is so small it hardly seems worth it.  

Wooden slats which you may find at a DIY place could fit the bill perhaps ? 

Nothing at all at all to do with gardening.

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:56

B3 .... By the time HS2 is built, won't alarm clocks be a bit old hat ?  Robots will be dragging the recalcitrant workers out of bed at the right time

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:48

Or to cut a long story short, scrape away a little of the top soil........ that should solve the problem.  If you really want to re plant, avoid doing it now. Attempting to dig/move an established plant in this sort of weather is really not worth the effort

New pond

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:42

What lovely pics GD - all the work and hassle has been well worth it.  Congrats 

Plant identification

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 19:47

I think the 2nd one is a yucca but not flaccida - that tends to have droopy ( flacid ) leaes as opposed to the more upright ones shown in the photo. 

Doesn't make much difference really - both do the same sort of thing.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 18:20

Congratulations Pete - just a day ( or 2 ? ) late for Father's Day 

Unhappy Grapefruit plant!

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 18:12

Check what compost you have in the pot, whether the pot is large enough, it's site, etc.

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