The Bird Lady

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Trachycarpus Fortunei

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 10:29

Thanks very much for your info Paul, much appreciated!  

Trachycarpus Fortunei

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 10:24

We have a Trachycarpus Fortunei that's getting too tall for it's current location, does anyone know what the root system is like?  Is it likely to be difficult to get out?  It's about 7 foot tall (sorry don't do metric!).

If it means I've got to dig down to Australia, I'll leave it where it is!

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!

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