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1  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: Setting up a Maltese tree and shrub only garden on: July 12, 2014, 15:30:30 PM
I am looking for jujube (ZINZEL). Any suggestions?
2  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Tuta - Black Mulberry on: March 22, 2014, 19:29:20 PM
I am looking for a kind hearted individual willing to give me a few cuttings of Morus nigrans - Tuta ta Malta - Black Mulberry. I have lost an 80 year old tree from long horned beetle infestation. The tree was planted by my grandfather many years ago. Naturally I am devastated!

I will be extremely grateful if anyone could help even with two cuttings.

Thank you
3  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Buqari (Calla llies) on: October 06, 2013, 15:08:20 PM
Anyone selling white calla lilies - Buqari?

tnx
4  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Ixora coccinea - Jungle Geranium on: June 25, 2013, 22:31:38 PM
Has anyone managed to get hold of this tropical plant? Do you know where I can find it?

Thanks
5  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Drip irrigation need advice on: May 29, 2013, 09:41:52 AM
I am in the process of setting up my drip irrigation system with a fertilizer feeder - a fertigation system. But I am missing one last piece - I am looking for an inline filter. A filter that connects in the tubing system just after the fertilizer feeder and before the water + fertilizer goes to the drippers. Any idea where I can find this?
6  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Kiwi vine need advice on: May 29, 2013, 09:38:13 AM
I got a male kiwi vine towards the start of last summer. I maintained it well with water and as expected lost all leaves for the winter. My concern is that it has not shown any new growth yet. There are just 3 leaves which apparently was new growth but dried up. Probably from some water stress during the windy days last week. This however this stress did not last more then 2 weeks. I am now keeping the soil moist regularly. But I am not sure if it is dead or still waiting for warmer temperatures to break bud.

Please advise!
7  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: Hullo on: May 28, 2013, 10:51:53 AM
I am in the process of setting up my drip irrigation system with a fertilizer feeder - a fertigation system. But I am missing one last piece - I am looking for an inline filter. A filter that connects in the tubing system just after the fertilizer feeder and before the water + fertilizer goes to the drippers. Any idea where I can find this?
8  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: Tiger mosquito on: April 30, 2013, 22:47:27 PM
People abroad are using thermal foggers which emit a pesticide fog. Check out this:

http://www.longrayglobal.com/

I was in touch with them last summer and they can deliver here. But I did not do it as summer was ending and it was not worth it. However I am now thinking about it again.

If interested let me know.
9  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: Sending cuttings to Malta on: December 28, 2012, 14:53:21 PM
Hi Danty,

It should be OK unless you are sending a large bulk intended for business. There is no restriction if the amount is small and for personal use. I have personally recieved cuttings both rooted amd unrooted from the US as well as France, Italy and UK. Just keep the packet small, use a padded envelop, try to protect the cutting by using a hard carboard back inside the envelope to prevent bending, and mark the contents as "sample cutting". Since this will be long distance it will be a good idea if you seal the cutting in a ziplock bag (or even better a small plastic box) with some wet perlite.    
10  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: What plant is this? on: November 07, 2012, 15:42:40 PM
No this is not a climber. No flower and no suckers either. It is used for ground cover. Anyone recognizes this?
11  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / What plant is this? on: November 06, 2012, 18:45:18 PM
Can anyone identify this plant?
12  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: Help and advice please on: November 06, 2012, 18:34:13 PM
I get asked this question several times. If you order cuttings from within the EU than you will get them. Outside the EU that may be a problem but if these are packed inconspicuously than there's a good chance you will get the packet safe and sound.
The easiest is to get your cuttings and seeds with you when you are flying to Malta. Take small cuttings preferably on the day you leave. If that is not possible store them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until you leave. Pack them tight and put them in between your packed clothes. Place them in the large luggage that you hand in when you check in at the airport desk and do not carry them with you in your hand luggage. If you follow these steps you should be able to get your cuttings, seeds and rhizomes with you safely.
I've managed to get cuttings this way several times from Italy, France and the UK.
Let me know if you need more info and drop a line when you manage to get your stuff here. Good luck!   
13  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: bouganvillea on: October 25, 2012, 15:00:15 PM
Over-watering is the most common reason as Officer wrote. Make sure it recieves at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day (and has not become covered by some tree), and add some potash to the soil to encourage blooms to come out. If it has overgrown with lots of lush green leaves cut down in December/January. That should further encourage flowers to come out next year.

Hope this helps.
14  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: bouganvillea on: October 24, 2012, 17:52:37 PM
Does it still have green healthy leaves or is it just stalks?
15  Malta Gardening Forums / General Gardening Talk / Re: Help and advice please on: October 13, 2012, 22:33:17 PM
Hi Josie,

A couple of words about the plants you mentioned.

Nicotiana - lovely plant with gorgeous fragrance. You should be able to grow it here provided you have three things: rich, draining soil, plenty of rain water, and a shady spot protected from wind. Starting from seeds should be dead easy. So get your seeds with you.  

Salvias  - same requirements as above but are moderately drought tolerant once established. So these are easier to maintain here. Get tip cuttings with you from your salvias when you come and plant them straight in a mix of sand+peat+perlite covered wth a plastic bag.

Irises - you can grow these here in large pots. The soil needs to have a neutral to slightly acidic pH (that's between 6 - 7) and needs to have excellent drainage (so add rough, sharp sand). Get pieces of rhizomes with you from your irises and these should grow well here. Place in a shady location with some early morning sun.

If you need more information on plants you have collected and would like to bring here from South Africa feel free to ask.

   

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