Garden Clinic Blog
As the cold weather continues its good to prune plants like bamboo, shell ginger, palms and canna. Feed native plants, in particular the hybrids, which will respond with fabulous flowering latte winter. Use a fertiliser specially for native plants. We love Bush Tucker (Neutrog). Cultivate between rows of vegetables using a single tine, made by removing two tines from a three-pronged cultivator. This opens the soil allowing air and water to penetrate and dislodges weeds.Read More
Dancing Lady (oncidium) is a captivating orchid, much more forgiving of bright light than the Moth Orchid. You can grow oncidium on bark slabs and
in baskets and hang them in trees. With large fleshy pseudobulb and masses of roots, its prone to rotting if you over-water. Keep them between
18 - 22C during daylight and 10 – 18C at night and you will be rewarded with sprays of ‘dancing ladies’.
Orchids, like our Stanhopea (Upside-down orchid)
need feeding each month. So if, like me, you're mad about orchids take care
of them now for the floral reward later. Here are some tips about
three of my favourites to help make orchid care quick and easy.