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Latest posts by The Bird Lady

Cacti in flower

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 13:30

The cacti stay in the greenhouse all year round, it is unheated.  They obviously love the fluctuations in temperature.  The flowers only last a day but even so, it's worth it.

Cacti in flower

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 12:44

This is a picture of my cacti in flower - this is a yearly event - there are two plants here with eight blooms in total.  Flowers are still coming even now but not in such great numbers.

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww117/bootiful59/CactifloweringJuly2013.jpg

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:25

I've already got barley straw so no worries there. 

Trachycarpus Fortunei

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:41

yes, I've been trimming the leaves but this is the first year it's flowered.

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:40

Yes, I had already decided to try that but hadn't actually got around to doing it!

Trachycarpus Fortunei

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:57

My Trachycarpus has flowered - what do I do with the stems now that all the flowers have gone, should I cut them off?

water feature

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:02

I've started a new thread on this problem so you can find replies there.

It's called 'green soup in my water barrel'!

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:01

Thanks both - interesting about the watercress, I'll give it a go but it looks as though I'll have to start again.

We live and learn!! 

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 09:33

I have a problem with my barrel pond, the water has recently turned very green.  We set this up last year during the late Summer 2012 and left it unplanted until the end of May this year when I put a water lily in.  The lily is still alive and is throwing up new leaves but the water has gone this horrible green - I haven't got oxygenating plants yet so I'll get some today but is there anything else I sould be doing?

water feature

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:16

I have a problem with my barrel pond, the water has recently turned very green.  We set this up last year during the late Summer 2012 and left it unplanted until the end of May this year when I put a water lily in.  The lily is still alive and is throwing up new leaves but the water has gone this horrible green - I haven't got oxygenating plants yet so I'll get some today but is there anything else I sould be doing?

Discussions started by The Bird Lady

What's this little cutie?

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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 09:35

Discount code

Thomson and Morgan 
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Last Post: 28/03/2014 at 17:43

Orchid

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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 11:12

Compost bin

Front opening compost bin 
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Last Post: 02/02/2014 at 15:56

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 10:46

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

 
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Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 20:37

Cacti in flower

 
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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:30

Trachycarpus Fortunei

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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 17:50

Green soup in my barrel pond

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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 11:35

What is it?

Mallorca plant 
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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 15:41

Bumblebee nest in my compost bin

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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 20:30

Albizia not flowering

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Last Post: 19/08/2012 at 15:19

My Castor Oil plant is dying

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