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Exotic flowering mystery seeks ID

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 17:59

I confess, it was me but there were a few and this one had dropped off the plant onto the dirt. I didn't think anyone would mind that one? 

Anyway I planted it, this was about 2+ years ago and now it has produced some lovely flowers. It likes being south facing and grows in garden, ashey soil, so a bit of a lucky minimal maintenance plant! Yipee! It does look fab though, so I need a name, a proper latin one, Herbet won't do! Anyone out there know? Thanks x

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Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 16:38

Hi inthegarden, I am growing coffee from the Eden project too. I bought them last spring and they have overwintered well. I have them indoors at a east facing window with my orchids. In the summer they like being mist sprayed like the orchids, seem to like the orchid compost ( I'd run out of any other compost and they needed repotting urgently), with a spot of bog standard compost mixed in at the bottom. They need to be dryer in the winter and they seem to like the orchid fertilizer in drip containers? I have one lot bunched up as arrived and the other lot I spead out into individual plants. They are both doing well. I had some previously and have discovered South facing they don't like, nor being cold and damp in standard compost in winter. Slow release compost pellets are good too. Good luck!

Talkback: How to create an autumn pot display

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 16:22

I grew some last year in pots outside. Had brilliant leaf display last autumn but no flowers and I have yet to see anything this year? I hope they are still there.

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 10:59

Ha, ha! That's sod's law that you have won a free garden security pack, after you have already bought and installed one yourself! At least you can be super secure in your garden now and relax at night. I'm sure that now it is May you have been busy with seeds that are now showing and hopefully all that nasty business is behind you. Well done for continuing and fighting back.Yeah!

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 12:17

   Sadly I have heard this kind of thing from friends too often. One elderly man would have his pedigree chickens pinched from the shed. I gave him a rape alarm that you can get from community police where you can attach the main bit to your shed door frame and the bit you pull out, on a string, to a hook on the door. As long as you remember to rig it up every time you leave, it's a good shed alarm. Every time someone breaks in will then trigger the alarm. It helped the elderly gentleman, who had previously just relied on a padlock.

  Nothing is sacred if it can be sold to someone. I suppose it's up to society as well to refuse to buy " hot gear", and places that buy and sell second hand goods do more thorough checks on the origin of the stock they are buying. The destruction of the rest of the shed's contents was pointless and the insurance companies just rub salt into the wound sometimes. I hope your neighbours help you our rebuilding you retreat and even tracking down, what usually is, the usual suspects.

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