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Where to cut the stem of an orchid after the flowers are gone.

House Magic by Ani. GARDEN ON FEBRUARY 13, 2018 BY ADMIN Orchids bloom at various times throughout the year depending on the species and growing conditions. Cattleyas and phalaenopsis, for instance, tend to bloom in the spring while cymbidiums and oncidiums generally bloom in the winter. The flower stems will...

March Meeting

Dear Friends, The AGM has come and gone and other than the resignation of Margie Lynch we continue with the same enthusiastic committee. Margie Lynch used to store and bring the Tea things to each meeting, and we thank her for this service. The next meeting of Gardening @...

Chelsea 2018

Are you going to Chelsea this year?  See what is installed for you … A first look at all the Show Gardens featuring in the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 10 Show Gardens will fill the Main Avenue this year. RHS BY OLIVIA HEATH 21 JANUARY 2018  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show...

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‘Gardening at Leisure’ offers garden lovers of Knysna the opportunity to share their interest with like minded people. Our club has a range of activities and events designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to add a social dimension to their interest in gardening.

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February 15, 2018 |

Where to cut the stem of an orchid after the flowers are gone.

House Magic by Ani. GARDEN ON FEBRUARY 13, 2018 BY ADMIN Orchids bloom at various times throughout the year depending on the species and growing conditions. Cattleyas and phalaenopsis, for instance, tend to bloom in the spring while cymbidiums and oncidiums generally bloom in the winter. The flower stems will dry up and turn brown after the flowers fall, at which time they can be cut off. Where the stem or spike should be cut depends on the type, health and maturity of the orchid. Stakes can be used to support long flower stems. Orchids in General Dendrobium orchids can produce five to 20 flowers per stem. The general rule of thumb when cutting spent...

February 1, 2018 |

Bird lime tree

I came across the article below about Pisonia.  Somewhere in my foggy past the name Pisonia rang a bell – then I remember when I first did consultancies for nurseries in Gauteng, these plants were used as indoor plants akin to the rubber plant. Then I thought I may have seen them growing in Knysna, and low and behold it is growing next door in my ex neighbour’s garden! Now that all the tall growth has gone due to the fire, this specimen is exposed revealing it’s variegated leaves.  Not quite as dangerous as it’s cousin Pisonia grandis, but non the less still a threat to bird life.  Look out for these trees and...

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