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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Hubby's Birthday

20 March 2010 17:40:02
Wayne's nicely rooted Nepenthes 'Ventrata'

Wayne's nicely rooted Nepenthes 'Ventrata'

It was hubby's birthday today and he got 7 different flavours of Turkish Delight and a nice book about keeping chickens. Needless to say not a lot of gardening has been done.

But I did finally get a few bits and pieces that were on the long finger done. I potted up my 3 Nepenthes cuttings in small water lily pots. The delay in potting was trying to find a component for their mix - 1 part perlite, 1 part peat, 1 part orchid bark. I could not find orchid bark that was just orchid bark anywhere. In the end I found one that was composed of bark, organic matter and wood chip. Following advice I gave it a good wash to dilute any added nutrients. I then rinsed it in rain water. So, Jacinta's Nepenthes 'Ventrata' is ready to travel to Belvedere next Sunday. I also got a few bits and pieces together for neighbour Wayne, included a potted Nepenthes 'Ventrata' and am heading up there now.

But a glorious day should not be spent all indoors so I did a little potting in the greenhouse - 9 Dahlias 'Bora Bora', 2 Lavon Tree Lilies and Sharon's Dahlia 'War of the Roses'. I think it' warm enough to pot up Dahlias now in the greenhouse.


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Jacinta Jacinta 20 March 2010 18:21:16

Eh, Jacinta's Nepenthes?????????


fran m fran m 20 March 2010 19:44:08

Happy 21st to hubby !!!!!!!!!


Rachel Rachel 20 March 2010 19:48:00

I thought you wanted a Ventrata, Jacinta?


Jacinta Jacinta 20 March 2010 19:53:45

Oh yes, I do. Please. If you could spare one. I wish I could give you something for it.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 20 March 2010 20:11:39

A most enjoyable day Rachel.Happy birthay to your Hubby.Good weather was on the gardeners side again with a wonderful day.


Rachel Rachel 20 March 2010 22:07:15

You're very welcome, Jacinta. I don't need more than one new plant myself so I'd be glad to see it go to a good home. You gave me loads of stuff before already.


Dick Dick 20 March 2010 22:09:52

Congratulations Rachel


Jacinta Jacinta 20 March 2010 22:11:17

:)


Lìga Lìga 21 March 2010 08:51:56

Tree lilies?Oh,can't weit to see them in flowers,i hope they will be same like on pictures.


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