20 March 2010 17:40:02
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.