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impatiens

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 05:18

Found this on TopTropicals.com

Impatiens niamniamensis
Family: Balsaminaceae
Parrot Plant
Origin: Tropical East Africa

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Known as the 'Parrot Plant', this is an exceptionally bizarre and easy to grow plant. Pinch out growing tips to encourage side shoots. A bright position out of full summer sun is required. Feed and water the plants regularly during spring and summer. In winter reduce water but ensure the plants receive as much light as possible. Minimum temperature 50F. Each flower has a curled spur and the color changes along their length; the flower color also varies from plant to plant. Requires a rather acidic, well-drained soil.

bulbs, daffs, tulips, hyacinths, alliums

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 05:09

Hi Brummie, well, I've got tulips that have been coming up every year in the same place for the last 17 years and I've never fed them, not to mention the daffs? Same with hyacinths, although the flowers aren't as big as in the first year. But if you want to feed them, then do it after dead-heading, as they are then building up strength for next year.

Sprouting Rose

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:18

Seems as though this is not so unusual! Probably a mutation.

https://www.fandrop.com/drops/olaine0417

 

DAM CATS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:12
Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Catapult

DAM CATS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 19:47

Spread teabags soaked in Jeyes Fluid!

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 19:43
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

I thought that was rather poetic

Me too, Lizzie, wie must be softies

What is this seedling?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 18:12

Looks like a fig to me, but I'm no expert. Somebody will know.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:08

Good morning all.According to the weather forecast here it's supposed to be raining, but seems to be avoiding us, just grey sky, will have to water if this keeps up. Glad your weather is getting better, it's about time!

Nesting Doves

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:31

Oops!

Nesting Doves

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 06:49

Aha, I see, but there haven't been any Kitchen ads for a few days now, I think they've got that under control.

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