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Orchid

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 18:47

  Anyone?

Orchid

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 19:36

OK, so now my Orchid has finished flowering, all the flowers have gone and the two spikes have died so I cut them back.  It has some beautiful glossy new leaves and the roots are starting to poke out of the bottom of the pot. 

Should I repot it and if so, when?  I must say I'm very impressed at the flowering period, it was in full flower in March and stayed in flower until the end of August - brilliant!

 

 

What's wrong with my Hebe

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:48

Ah, the dreaded vine weevil - I'd forgotten about them, thanks for reminding me.   All is well as far as water etc is concerned so we've lifted it and put it in a large pot for now.

How do I contact the programme?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:51

Actually, I used this one -

gardenersworld@bbc.co.uk                

I'll let you know how I get on.

 

 

What's wrong with my Hebe

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:40

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59894.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59893.jpg?width=278&height=350&mode=max

We dug out a new flower bed a few months ago - it once was the home of an ancient Forsythia hedge.  Anyway, we decided to put a Hebe Midsummer Beauty in and up until recently it was doing very well.  Lately, it has started to wilt in places and looks very poorly, I thought it was lack of water but now I'm not so sure.

Any ideas? 

I always thought this Hebe was relatively robust and we have plenty in the area, we're on chalk with lots of added compost.  We mulched it with bark, could that be leaching something into the ground?

 

How do I contact the programme?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:29

 

Thanks very much, I'll give it a go.

How do I contact the programme?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:22

How do I get an e-mail to Monty on GW - does anyone know?

What's this little cutie?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 08:30

Oh thanks everyone, that's a great help.  All I know is that it comes up every year in some of the gardens locally and seems hardy here on the south coast.

Brilliant, now I can have one of my own! 

What's this little cutie?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:11

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54428.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54427.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

This is a perennial that I've seen locally - I think it's rather sweet but I don't know what it is - anyone?

 

 

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:35

Re-activating this thread as we've had the builders in and I had to empty the barrel because it was in the way.  So now I'm going to restart my little pond - I have a water lily and a couple of irises which are going to just have their feet in the water. 

I may reposition the whole thing so that it's not in full sun but what's best - a little sun at certain times of day, or no direct sun, perhaps just a well lit area?  I could put it in a spot that gets later afternoon and evening sun.  I don't want to make the same mistake again - the water lily has a bit of blanket weed on the stems so I want to get rid of that obviously.

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What's wrong with my Hebe

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