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Gardening - April 13

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

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Dear Orchid Doc:

 How often can I use fertiliser on my orchids?

 How often should I repot them?

 Awaiting your usual prompt response.

 — Miriam

 Dear Miriam:

I personally fertilise three times per week and my orchids are in bloom at all times.

 With regard to repotting — usually between two to three years.

The mortality rate is actually higher if you don’t repot at all.

Dear Orchid Doc:

 I noticed you advised Ridomil for Vandas, can this be used on all species of orchids? Thanks.

 — Lynn

Dear Lynn:

 I have a few types and have been using it on them without any problem, and also been selling it for wide use on orchids — to date, no problem.

 The only fungicide that I am aware is a problem when used on dendrobiums is Champion — it is, however, excellent for sooty mould on other plants.

Betty Stephenson Ashley

Betty's Landscaping, Farm Garden Supplies

161 Constant Spring Road,

Kingston 8, Jamaica

Tel: 1-876-322-4585, 870-0191, 931-8804, 755-2204

Fax: 1-876-931-8805

betty-may2@hotmail.com

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