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What is this?

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 09:14
BobTheGardener says:

You are right as it is a datura but a wild form Datura stramonium, commonly known as thorn apple:

See original post

Thanks very much Bob - I will have to careful with this one!


What is this?

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 17:52

This has appeared below my bird feeder, it has grown very rapidly and it has the most glorious perfume. 

It looks a little bit like a Datura except it's blooms face upwards and the leaf shape is wrong.

I've added two photos, one shows off the leaf a bit better.

The slugs love it!

Ideas anyone?

Cymbidium - what now?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 11:58

Skandi - Following your advice, I have now studied both types and yes I can now see the difference.  Bearing this in mind, I have now put the plant indoors in a well lit position.  One thing I would say is that the plant itself seems quite 'wobbly' in the soil - I wonder if I should repot it.  It is still in the pot it came in earlier this year.

Tasty Green Cucmbers

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 11:21

Thanks Bob, it's great to have your advice!

Yes there are about three wires that slide along a horizontal one so that I can adjust them where necessary.

Tasty Green Cucmbers

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:49

The cucumber is making good progress and now has side shoots and tendrils.  I've put a couple of wires up to the roof of the greenhouse, Do I take out the side shoots?

Last edited: 10 June 2017 09:49:48

Cymbidium - what now?

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 10:27

Thanks for your reply - in view of what you've said, I'll treat it as a Miltonia until I can get confirmation of what is actually is.

Cymbidium - what now?

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 08:25

Forgot to add the link -

Cymbidium - what now?

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 11:31

Well it was purchased as a Cymbidium and looks exactly like the one I saw in a video made by Sarah Raven, it also flowered as a Cymbidium so I'm pretty certain that's what it is. 

Just found this interesting link, I'll follow the instructions and put the pot outside for a while, as well as crossing my fingers for some success!

Cymbidium - what now?

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 10:51

Following my success with Phalaenopsis, I fell in love with and purchased a gorgeous Cymbidium.  Great whilst it was in flower but now what do I do with it? 

I know it doesn't need a transparent pot but will the Orchid compost that I use for my Moth Orchid be OK for this and should I repot it? It is still in the pot that it came in but although it looks healthy and green, there doesn't appear to be anything new happening. I've had it a while now so I'm getting impatient!

Last edited: 04 June 2017 10:52:35

Nelly Moser clematis

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 10:41

Nelly Moser is a Group 2 Clematis, it should have two flushes of flowers, depending on the pruning.  The first flush is on the growth from the previous year and the second is on new growth.  For this reason Nelly should not be cut hard back like Group 3.

Have a look at this link -

Good luck!

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