The Bird Lady

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Why are my seedlings yellowish

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:45

No, these are the very first leaves - phew!

Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:44

What’s wrong with the website today, I type away like a mad thing only to find that there are letters missing, there seems to be a delayed reaction between me hitting the keys and the letter appearing on screen.  I’m having to type everything in Word and then copy it across.   It’s not my machine, there’s no delay at all on Word.

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:39

After they flowered, I let them die down as I do with the ones in garden. I left them in the pot over Winter - I don't normally bring my tulips in, they just keep coming up year after year.  I've never grown them in pots before.

Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:35

Why is it that everything that I add home-made compost to, eventually sprouts unwanted seedlings?  The compost is left for a good while before using and it looks wonderful when I use it but before long I get these blasted seedlings sprouting all over the place, in pots, in the flower-beds, everywhere.  It’s driving me mad!  I’m starting to think that making compost is not such a good idea after all!

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:31

Some of my potted tulips are coming up either with mottled leaves or with mouldy leaves that break off as soon as you touch them and no flowers – what’s going on?  This will be the 2nd year of them being in the pot.  It is huge so I don’t think space is an issue – any ideas please?

Buying plants on-line

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:20

I use Thompson and Morgan - the plant quality has always been very good.  I've tried others and have not been so impressed.

Why are my seedlings yellowish

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:12

I'm growing some Zinnia seeds but they're coming up fairly pale and insipid looking, certainly not green and healthy as I would expect.  What's gone wrong?  I'm growing them in a poly tunnel in seed compost. 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:56

@ Mike Allen - believe me you are much better off looking at a photo of my best boy Max - I won't be changing it to a picture of me anytime soon! 

An Orchid update - I followed the instructions in the GW mag a while ago, I trimmed some of the roots, potted it in new compost but back in it's original pot, kept it in a transparent container (which seems to be important) and I now have a flower spike - yippee!! 


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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!



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