philippa smith2

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Nose care

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 19:54

Pansy   Bit technical tho ?

Fairy - I can see we're sniffing from the same hymn book here 

Josusa47  - you could just try a quick discreet sleeve wipe and see if anyone notices

Nose care

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 19:16

Sleeves are an excellent substitute Fairy - apart from anything else, you're likely to wash sleeves a bit more often than gloves - big sniff  From a purely fashion point of view, pale sleeves are best I feel

Cucumber plants

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 19:09

Over watering perhaps ?  Indoor or outdoor type ?  In ground or pot ?

Nose care

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 17:18

Absorbent gloves perhaps ?  Then if no one is watching, you can just do a swift wipe - less time consuming

Struggling indoor garden

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 18:04

From your list, you are trying to grow a completely disparate group of plants in the same conditions.  Best to look up the conditions for each plant and go from there. 

It's certainly a nice idea but you need to do a bit of research first to avoid frustration and choice words when you walk into your office each morning unless you are aiming for the Booby Prize

What has happened to me?

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 15:58

Your wife obviously saw your potential long before you realised it torg22  Hope you continue to be fascinated by your new hobby.

What is this plant??

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 15:53

certainly does to me too.

Sun-damaged Yucca

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 15:40

If the growing point is just scorched but not obviously dead and crispy, you could just shade the centre and gradually remove the shading as the plant acclimatises.  That is if you want to leave it outside for the summer months of course?  

If you can pull out the growing point with ease, then yes, cutting back to green growth, a water and feed and it should send up new growth from the base in time.

If you plan to keep it in the house all year round but need to move it outside for repotting, just ensure you protect the leaves from strong sun.

You don't say whether it is just a single trunk or multiple ? Perhaps a photo would make it easier to advise you  - in all honesty, they are usually very forgiving plants and hard to actually kill

Sun-damaged Yucca

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 20:24

If the sun has scorched the leaves beyond redemption, you can cut the plant back.  If it is healthy, it will regrow from the base.

It is always a problem when you put indoor stuff outside - the new growth tends to be tender and used to low light in the house.  One way of doing it is to shade the plant when you first put it out so that the new central growth can gradually acclimatise.

Dupoint Root Barrier pro - any good @ stopping Bamboo Rhizomes?

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 17:23

I've actually used a woven pond liner to contain one of my bamboos.  Only in it's first year so don't know how effective it will prove and to be fair, I had an excess of this material to hand.  Can't remember the cost offhand but might be worth investigating if you aren't too convinced about what you have seen on offer so far ?

There are a number of Bamboos which are less likely to spread than others - check out the specialist growers for some advice before you spend out on either the plants or the barrier material perhaps ?

Alternatively, I suppose you could always consider becoming a flagrant exhibitionist 

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