I have six month old orange seedlings which seem to be doing well.I had them outdoors for the Summer and I brought them in about two weeks ago.They are in a reasonable light in an unheated small corridor where I would expect the temperature to be fairly constant and a bit above outdoor temperatures.Is this O.K so far?Also can you please recommend a feed regime for the Winter/Spring?
I have a citrus tree (orange )was great all year flowered and had fruit . Now leaves all weathering looking bad feed frequently with citrus food watered frequently never left standing in water what would the problem be and what can I do to save it ?
How easy is it to grow flowers, vegetables, and fruits in the same greenhouse? Will the fact that I will be growing different types of plants (flowers, veggies, fruits) and within the catagories growing a variety of things (Example: flowers-orchids, sunflowers; veggies-carrots, cabbage; fruits-kiwies, stawberries) make it difficult to have all of my plants survive? This will all be done in a greenhouse. Also, will I have less trouble when it comes to pests growing plants in a greenhouse or will the trouble be the same as if I were growing these plants out doors?
Are there any greenhouse veg suitable for growing this month or next besides salad leaves?
I have just planted the above in my polytunnel.When can I tell when they are ready for picking?
What is ideal soil pH range for growing Orange Trees? I have about twenty seedlings ready for pricking out and I want to use the optimum potting medium.
I have a kiwi fruit vine growing in a pot in my greenhouse. It is growing very fast and i would like to prune it back. could you explain how to do this without losing all my fruit buds for next year. Last year was first year i had 3 flowers and 3 fruit this year lots of flower buds Thanks AEP
Within a few weeks of repotting my orchids (phalaenopsis) they were infested with small black flies. The flies are very small and seem to die off after a number of days.To try and control the pests I disposed of the 'infested' potting compost and repotted the orchids in a new compost. Before repotting I washed the leaves and roots with water. Unfortunately the flies came back after about two weeks and have multiplied rapidly.Can you suggest any insecticides that should be used? Should I repot the plants again but this time wash the plants with insecticide?
Purchased a bulb/corm Gloriosa rothschildiana nearly a year ago - planted same, and to date nothing has happened, now it is in a warm athmosphere and I am wondering what else I can do.
We have a poly tunnel and i would like to know whether farmyard or horse manure would be the better to use or should i have applied it earlier.
I have an Aloe Vera plant in a pot indoors which has gotten quite large over the years and has now flopped over, while most of the larger older growth at the base has dropped off over time so it looks untidy. Is there any way to "pinch out" an aloe or encourage new growth from the base? Or failing that how can I propagate a new plant from the existing one?
We had a greenhouse built, bout our soil is marle, can you help - how do I get my greenhouse ready for spring?
I've taken over an old greenhouse in which plants and fruit had been left to rot. I cleaned it inside and out with milton and washing up liquid and it looked great. Unfortunately though when I left a couple of plants in it some of them have developed a kind of fungus, (black spots which are spreading rapidly) I read somewhere that I can get a fumigating candle but can't find one. Is this a good idea and if so, where could I find one?
I have a basil plant growing in a pot on my kitchen windowsill above the sink. it has developed a mottled pattern on the leaves, light brown in patches. there are micorscopic black dots all over the leaves the size of a pin head (like finely ground black pepper). the leaves are whithering. what is wrong with the plant.