a mediateam website

See a sample issue of The Irish Garden!

Dick's Journal

Dick's Journal

Last Post 3 days 16 hours ago

Members of the Maranta Group

08 September 2017 20:57:13

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

To day I was at the Country Market, my second time since I resumed the stand in Askea Parish Centre. Unlike last Friday, I sold nothing. I actually returned with one extra plant. A member of the group gave me what is surely a Maranta plant but what species? The taller plant was given to me by my sister some years ago, much taller and would be described as Ctenanthe Compactstar. It was only to day that I realised that they were related.

 I acquired a new mouse. The one I had which came with the computer, was giving me a problem but with the new mouse, it is child's play. I had expected that the old one would be repaired but the man who sold the new mouse said that it would cost as much to repair the one I had as to supply a new one. How times change?

Please login to write a comment or click here to register

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 08 September 2017 22:07:39

Can't help with the house plant, but they both look good. The day of repairing anything is long gone, Dick, so much for reducing waste. Good to hear that you are back at the market.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 September 2017 22:23:06

That looks like a Calathea, Dick. 

As Mary said, it's good to see your mojo is back with the market.

Jackie Jackie 09 September 2017 09:23:41

Nice plant but no idea on what it might be!

Yes nowadays everything is expendable and you just replace not repair unfortunately. Glad though that you are out and about and back at the market too!

PeterW PeterW 09 September 2017 10:04:30

Ya unfortunately it is nearly as cheap to replace something now as it is to repair. Have no idea on the plant


Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members

Forgotten password

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:

Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:

a mediateam website

©2018 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie