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Orchid

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:57

Thanks very much everyone!

Orchid

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 13:50

Thanks for the responses - it is phalenopsis. 

I understand that it is better to water from below and the instruction card that came with it says not to remove it from its pot.  Will it not become potbound over time?  The other thing that it says is to cut off the flower spike when it's finished - what happens after that?

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 10:46

I thought as much, I saw something very similar in our local park last week and strangely enough I knew exactly what it was but somehow it looked different to mine!

Senior moment! 

Thanks Guys 

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:34

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39575.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39574.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 I had no idea I could do this, thanks Guys!  The bottom one was taken in the pouring rain, sorry about the quality.

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:31

Oh I see - stand by!!!

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:22

See if this works, it goes to another forum.  It's a shame we can't preview our posts on this site.

http://www.mygermanshepherd.co.uk/forums/off-topic-general-chit-chat-forum/28104-gardeners-what-plant.html#post411805

 

 

 

Orchid

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:13

I've been given an orchid for my birthday - can I water it with tap water or does it require something special?

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:15

A while ago, my OH said he's found a compost bin that opens at the front - all the way from top to base - the two halves pull open like doors and then close back together again.  We can't find it anywhere - has anyone else seen this type?

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 15:14

I did wonder about a laurel, it is certainly not a dark green, more like the green in the Gardeners' World offers banner on this page,

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:01

No, that didn't work either - what a shame there's no preview option on this site so that I don't have to keep wasting time.  I actually did the whole process using Chrome this time but it hasn't helped.

The plant is now about three feet high, it has long glossy leaves rather like a Rhododendron but very glossy. It appeared about four years ago and is growing very well, it is hardy although we are in the 'soft' area of the UK where we don't get too much in the way of cold weather.  So far it has not flowered, I guess that's really going to be the only way of identifying it. 

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