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by M Farooq
May 24th, 2016, 7:23 am
Forum: Roses
Topic: Roses in soil-less medium
Replies: 117
Views: 41857

Re: Roses in soil-less medium

I have never seen such healthy roses! Nice to know these approaches. What is the reason for avoiding any soil?
by M Farooq
May 24th, 2016, 5:05 am
Forum: Dr Amer's Exotic Garden
Topic: Gardenias
Replies: 117
Views: 21426

Re: Gardenias

Only gardenia with zero tantrums in Pakistan is Gardenia taitensis and fortunately it is one of the largest flowered one. I have also noticed difficult gardenias doing excellent if grafted on taitensis. I have Mystery Improved and Miami Supreme and Gjellerupi grafted on taitensis and doing very wel...
by M Farooq
May 23rd, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Dr Amer's Exotic Garden
Topic: Gardenias
Replies: 117
Views: 21426

Re: Gardenias

I just bought a gardenia and it had 3, nice, ready to bloom buds. But one by one they have all fallen off. I dont know if I didn't give enough water or too much or was it too much sun. Please help. Gardenias are very sensitive plants. Keep the soil moist, but over-watering is bad. Bud drop is very ...
by M Farooq
May 22nd, 2016, 1:22 am
Forum: Compost/Fertilizer/Plant food
Topic: Is this Organic or chemical fertilizer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Is this Organic or chemical fertilizer?

Take urea for example, it is made synthetically but our bodies also make and excrete urea daily. So what is the difference? (Farooq) The Organic urea in my dogs urine is so concentrated that it even burns the grass. :roll: Any possibility of marketing it :lol: Let me relate my experience; In 1964 a...
by M Farooq
May 19th, 2016, 9:27 am
Forum: Compost/Fertilizer/Plant food
Topic: Is this Organic or chemical fertilizer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Is this Organic or chemical fertilizer?

It looks like ammonium phosphate. By the way, there is no difference in so called chemical or a organic fertilizer. It is all about the marketing gimmicks for the rich and the elite. Take urea for example, it is made synthetically but our bodies also make and excrete urea daily. So what is the diffe...
by M Farooq
May 15th, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: Flora Pakistan Database
Topic: Ixora coccinea/ Ixora chinensis / Ixora fragrans
Replies: 22
Views: 10689

Re: Ixora coccinea/ Ixora chinensis / Ixora fragrans

So which Ixora is this? Root cutting. It formed a nice compact tree about 10 feet high and had to be chopped down, Sprouting from the base it now is a large bush. It is adjacent to Gardenias but fragrance surpasses them. Four years ago on web it was Ixora Chinensis now it is .....? Arif Sb, isn't i...
by M Farooq
May 15th, 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: Flora Pakistan Database
Topic: Ixora coccinea/ Ixora chinensis / Ixora fragrans
Replies: 22
Views: 10689

Re: Ixora coccinea/ Ixora chinensis / Ixora fragrans

So which Ixora is this? Root cutting. It formed a nice compact tree about 10 feet high and had to be chopped down, Sprouting from the base it now is a large bush. It is adjacent to Gardenias but fragrance surpasses them. Four years ago on web it was Ixora Chinensis now it is .....? Arif Sb, isn't i...
by M Farooq
May 14th, 2016, 10:12 pm
Forum: What is blooming in your Garden?
Topic: Yawer garden
Replies: 21
Views: 5892

Re: Yawer garden

Your Kachnaar is different from what is commonly available. Our local Kachnar is pinkish and it has thin petals. Where did you buy this particular variety? Would you mind if you keep some pods of this Kachnar for me. Thanks. Farooq sb, Kachnar pods are available now. Let me know how to send you ? r...
by M Farooq
April 24th, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: Flora Pakistan Database
Topic: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

i went to shalimar nursery,the nursery man have not this plant. And other plants are very costly.. plz tell about some nurseries which have fragrant flowers like this and marwa,michelia chapka madagaskar jasmine star jasmine and some others and also have reasonable prizes...thanx The term "reasonab...
by M Farooq
April 24th, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrea volubilis
Replies: 13
Views: 2709

Re: petrea volubilis

Petrea is pretty fast grower. Likes sunny place and needs a good support.Aphids attack very common.

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