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by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Hello's Garden
Topic: Hello's Garden
Replies: 91
Views: 10538

Re: Hibiscus

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Blooming Right Now
by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: Hello's Garden
Topic: Hello's Garden
Replies: 91
Views: 10538

Re: My Succulents & Cacti

A few more specimens:
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by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 10:49 am
Forum: Soul of Gardening
Topic: Types of Gardeners( See where you fit in)
Replies: 20
Views: 17892

Re: Types of Gardeners( See where you fit in)

Like Farhan Sb I probably am also 2, 3 and 11. In my opinion one more category need to be added: The gardener who likes to get down on his knees and get his hands dirty. I am one of those. Also I repeat what I said in my post on "My Cacti & Succulents" on 31st May at 3:50 pm "I am a jack of all but ...
by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 4:09 am
Forum: Hello's Garden
Topic: Hello's Garden
Replies: 91
Views: 10538

Re: Cannas: Flowers & Foliage

Farooq Sb:I completely agree with you. The flowers are totally without fragrance and certainly attract a lot of honey bees.
by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 12:52 am
Forum: Growing form Seed
Topic: Late Attempt to Plant Flowers
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Late Attempt to Plant Flowers

Seeing the seedlings it could be Zinnia, cosmos, portulaca or may be Celosia,... portulaca is a good guess. Definitely not zinnia or cosmos Portulaca seeds are really tiny. You normally don't press them down. They re mixed with some sand and then just gently allowed to sit on the planting surface. ...
by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 12:36 am
Forum: Questions and Problems
Topic: Mango trees
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Mango trees

I have seen that in payti of mangos there are some packets (for ripening them) and it is advices that to keep them in them for 2 to 3 days. Why? and What exactly is the thing used for ripening them? Calcium carbide. Though it will do the trick, but can not match the taste of naturally ripening frui...
by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 12:21 am
Forum: Kitchen Gardening
Topic: What to do in Jun....?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: What to do in Jun....?

maajmeri wrote:What to grow in jun in karachi.....
While Mr. Farhan's advice is eminently practical and sensible, what exactly did you have in mind ? Kitchen vegetables. Try planting karela, kakri and torai. Am pretty sure you can start them even now. Just avoid full sun.
tried this last year and it worked.
by Hello1
June 10th, 2013, 12:09 am
Forum: Asim's Container RoofTop Garden
Topic: New Periwinkle Plant for Summer 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: New Periwinkle Plant for Summer 2013

Those are annual vincas.....have a short season, do well in part shade. And monsoon means their end. Agreed. However, in some homes these very plants, especially those with crimson flowers and pure white with a small red central dot, have been blooming practically all the year round for years in fl...
by Hello1
June 9th, 2013, 11:31 pm
Forum: Asim's Container RoofTop Garden
Topic: New Periwinkle Plant for Summer 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: New Periwinkle Plant for Summer 2013

Today "New Periwinkle" Sada Bhar starts flowering with old Sada Bhar. Here today fresh picture... Flowers of Sada Bhar 2013.. Asim My experience of keeping periwinkles, except for the common traditional varieties is a Total failure. Plants seem to thrive and flower and one fine morning you wake up ...
by Hello1
June 9th, 2013, 11:06 pm
Forum: Roses
Topic: Spider Mites on Roses
Replies: 21
Views: 2124

Re: Spider Mites on Roses

Paul James is a US Master Gardener and is popularly known as the "Garden Guy". He hosts an informative show on HGTV and I remember and practice his advice about pests like spider mites and mealy bugs and that is to "Blast them off " with a high pressure hose. This time of the year, mealy bugs are a ...

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