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Talkback: How to care for orchids

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:41

Hi su6 just trim the stem down to an outward facing node (they look like tiny leaves) & it will grow more stems & more flowers. cut it down preferably before the last flower has finished while the sap is still rising. 

Sybil2 try going on the web site www.orchids.uk.com & send them a pic & ask for advice, theyre very helpful.

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 21:47

Sorry I live in Essex & its a sunny site & we put garden compost on it before planting & poultry manure pellets.

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 21:38
Hi Adam I've got some Purple sprouting growing in my garden. We have lots of side shoots on it after the 1st intial larger top shoot, but now shoots are all long & spindly. Is this how its supposed to be?

Growing Blueberries

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 18:27

If you scrape the bark away they should be green underneath if alive. If its brown just try further down stem, but as obelixx says, give them bit more time & water & feed them. Good luck!

what is this plant

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 21:28

Just looked it up its Dracunculus Vulgaris -  Dragon Arum. Look on gardeners world site shows pic of flower & info. Got 1 in my garden Jus dont get too close to it lol.

what is this plant

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 21:15

Yes no what it is but cant think of name, not alot of help! Think its a type of Arum. Has an interesting scent lol. Sposed to smell of dead meat to attract flies! Look it up on gardeners world web site. Sorry

White broom/cytisus albus dying

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 21:11

Yes cut back dead bits, check soils not too wet/dry.  Maybe even dig them up & move to a different spot or even into pots. sorry cant think of anything else. 

Talkback: How to care for orchids

Posted: 04/04/2012 at 21:08

I was told by an orchid grower at hampton court flower show NOT to use the pink baby bio orchid feed. Use the orchid feed think called 'Blooms' or a powderd 1. Theres two types 1 for flowering & 1 for growth. preferably use rain water to water with & just let them soak for 5 mins then allow to drain out. If you get mealy bug use methalated spirits on a sm paint brush to wipe it off, but if it keeps coming back you may need to take it out of its pot & wash off all compost & then re pot using fresh orchid compost & a clean pot. Do the same for any other orchids you have or any other plants infested by it. You can wipe the leaves with a soapy water solution. 

bearded Iris

Posted: 28/03/2012 at 11:11

Hope it helps. If not try a general purpose insectiside. Vine weevil will leave small holes in the leaves. If its that you'd need to use Provado. Good luck.

pest control

Posted: 28/03/2012 at 11:04

Just clean the leaves with soapy water if the plants are not too big! Once you get rid of the scale insects you wont get anymore sticky honeydew or black sooty mold on them. Good luck.

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