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by M Farooq
July 7th, 2011, 7:48 am
Forum: Rudimentary Gardening for Novice
Topic: pH of Soil and Plant Nutrients
Replies: 18
Views: 11191

Re: pH of Soil and Plant Nutrients

>Why plants respond so well to rainy water is not its PH. >Lightening in clouds produces lot of AMMONIA Which is a ready to use food for plants. Just wanted to add a two cents' comment: I lately learnt from a researcher that pH of rains in Karachi are slightly alkaline! This was rather new to me but...
by M Farooq
July 6th, 2011, 8:02 pm
Forum: Gardening Discussions
Topic: Bauhinia variegata or Bauhinia purpurea?
Replies: 4
Views: 2891

Bauhinia variegata or Bauhinia purpurea?

Can someone identify this particular species of Bauhinia? I lately ordered the seeds and later they mentioned that the seeds may be or white/ or red variety because this purple one is not that common (attached picture from the web). The flowers are essentially like orchids. I have seen only one surv...
by M Farooq
July 6th, 2011, 7:32 pm
Forum: Fragrant Plants
Topic: Rare Fragrant Flowers
Replies: 49
Views: 26711

Re: Rare Fragrant Flowers

Thanks for suggestions. We used have Tabernaemontana plants around the old house. I remember the fragrance was mild. As a side note, I have had bad experience with ordering seeds from USA. Someone had gifted seeds but they never reached here. I felt the seeds were thrown away in somewhere by postal ...
by M Farooq
July 5th, 2011, 12:37 am
Forum: Questions and Problems
Topic: sparrows problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: sparrows problem

Could you place an aluminum mesh sheet around the pot and cover the top with the mesh as well? This way seedlings will get enough light and be protected as well.
by M Farooq
July 5th, 2011, 12:16 am
Forum: Fragrant Plants
Topic: Rare Fragrant Flowers
Replies: 49
Views: 26711

Re: Rare Fragrant Flowers

This means that Artabotrys fragrance is not that great. I thought that I had a different species with little fragrance but everyone seems to agree. The nursery man had sold praising it in such way that the tree is so fragrant that it is also called "naag champa". It took few years to bloom and no fr...
by M Farooq
July 4th, 2011, 10:39 am
Forum: Fragrant Plants
Topic: Rare Fragrant Flowers
Replies: 49
Views: 26711

Re: Rare Fragrant Flowers

This is a tree form and most people would agree that the fragrance of Hara champa is not as strong as motia or Cestrum nocturnum. I have planted a dwarf variety of Cananga (again sold as highly fragrant), but its smell is quite mild as well. The petals when crushed become more fragrant. Has anyone s...
by M Farooq
July 4th, 2011, 8:11 am
Forum: Fragrant Plants
Topic: Rare Fragrant Flowers
Replies: 49
Views: 26711

Rare Fragrant Flowers

Does anyone have an experience with growing Artabotrys sp? It is called "Hara champa". I had purchased this plant from a local nursery in Karachi on the assumption that the flowers will be highly fragrant and the fragrance spreads in the lawn during the evening (flower picture attached). However, th...

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