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Old 28th January 2017, 10:14   #211
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Thanks for info guys.

We have many trees like this planted by builder in our apartment alongside boundary wall. All are very young, so i was wondering if they would grow bigger or remain small. Gulmohar i guess can grow quite big, so its good for the greenery of our apartment.
Gulmohur should be leafless in the winter months, so I believe this is the Peltophorum pterocarpum or Copper Pod, Vernacular Name :Haladi Gulmohur

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Should bear yellow flowers in March-September, and you will be sure, as the leaves very similar to the ref flowering gulmohur
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With my limited space, knowledge and gardening skills I'm trying to figure out the easiest options for potting mix in my pots. Right now all my pots have regular mud / soil dug from around the house with some vermicompost thrown in. The problem is that this becomes quite hard. Some plants grow well and others look like they are having a bad day.
I was considering using some cocopeat or perlite for future plants. I'm not confident enough of repotting the present set, unless absolutely necessary.
What are your thoughts on cocopeat and perlite?
I have two small nurseries in my city and they sell mainly manured soil or mud and vermicompost.
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With my limited space, knowledge and gardening skills I'm trying to figure out the easiest options for potting mix in my pots. Right now all my pots have regular mud / soil dug from around the house with some vermicompost thrown in. The problem is that this becomes quite hard. Some plants grow well and others look like they are having a bad day.
I was considering using some cocopeat or perlite for future plants. I'm not confident enough of repotting the present set, unless absolutely necessary.
What are your thoughts on cocopeat and perlite?
I have two small nurseries in my city and they sell mainly manured soil or mud and vermicompost.
You need to mix your hard soil and manured soil 50/50.break them down and add coco peat before putting the mix in pots. I put about 15% cocopeat. Use small plants from nurseries that come with their own soil. Add some nitrogen to spur green growth. The bacteria in the nursery soil will spread out into the pot eventually. Its all about the top 1 inch soil.

This method has worked great for me these winters. I planted 30 pots of flowers and none failed.

P. S. in a pinch human urine diluted in water is a good source of nitrogen
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Old 28th January 2017, 15:23   #214
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Gulmohur should be leafless in the winter months, so I believe this is the Peltophorum pterocarpum or Copper Pod, Vernacular Name :Haladi Gulmohur
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In front of my house in Delhi there are at least five Gulmohar trees and they all have leaves even in Delhi cold. Anyway once the summer starts we will know from the flowers.
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With my limited space, knowledge and gardening skills I'm trying to figure out the easiest options for potting mix in my pots. Right now all my pots have regular mud / soil dug from around the house with some vermicompost thrown in. The problem is that this becomes quite hard. Some plants grow well and others look like they are having a bad day.
I was considering using some cocopeat or perlite for future plants. I'm not confident enough of repotting the present set, unless absolutely necessary.
What are your thoughts on cocopeat and perlite?
I have two small nurseries in my city and they sell mainly manured soil or mud and vermicompost.
Hard soil is due to excessive clay, The best option is to introduce coarse sand in the mix available from any construction site. To be ensure that the sand does not have any chemicals or salt, wash it with water a couple of times, easiest method is to put the sand in a jute bag and pour water from the top.

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So my next gardening query:
I bought (what I thought was called) ball cactus and it was doing well. It was in a small pot and was nice and green. It received plenty of direct sunshine - in fact its become summer here.
Watering was prudent and I never overwatered.
Suddenly this happened (as shown in picture).
Any idea what upset this fellow so much that he blew his top?
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Hi Guys,

I live in Bangalore outskirts near Gottigere, Bannerghatta road, in a layout where there are hardly any trees and our site is West facing.
Our house is in the same lane as electric pole and sewage line. But i want to plant two saplings in front of our house only which can grow during a period of time to trees and which can provide shelter and nice breeze during summers.

Kindly guide me on which plant saplings should i grow and any guide as to where i can get it would also be helpful.

Many thanks.
I am also looking for similar info on tree which can be planted in home garden for shade. They should not have big roots. I am not able to decide. I live in Bangalore. People at Nursery have little or no help.
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Can anyone pls refer manual lawn mower for Mexican grass lawn? I am looking for one which can be repaired easily in future
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Can anyone pls refer manual lawn mower for Mexican grass lawn? I am looking for one which can be repaired easily in future
There are two types available
. Wheel traction
. Roller Traction

I have personally found that the cheaper ones are the best as they are usually have simple mechanicals. Here are a few ling that you can peruse

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XCJGQB9/r...rds=lawn+mover
https://www.tolexo.com/unison-junior...009033955.html
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I have some vermicompost to give away. I guess gardening gurus may be interested.

Check the post on giveaway thread

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Want to give away about 4 kgs to begin with. Rest is planned to be given away to some people in my housing soc.

Also happy to give away some worms if anyone wants to start vermicompost.

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if any one requires vermicompost in large quantities in Bangalore, pls let me know. A person I know makes this on his farm near Hessaraghatta,
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