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    Oh No! One of my natives hhas just poked its head above the soil, and A SLUG CHEWD IT OFF! IM FUMING NOW! but i spose, you must deal with these things if your a gardener...

    FYI, i caught the little bugger red handed!

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    I hate it when I miss my orchid blooms...

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    I hate running out of space...

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    hey good start....

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    It really erks me when I find scale on any plant in my greenhouse. We work so hard to keep the plants healthy and those bugs still find a way in more often than I would expect.

    Oh, and the space thing too... lol!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Breaking off that new lead when trying to be so careful repotting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey6115 View Post
    Breaking off that new lead when trying to be so careful repotting.
    I feel devastated when this happens! Also stupid people comparing the size of orchid flowers with some of their grown roses or hibiscus !!! Can you even imagine this !!!!

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    What irks me most is when the emerging flower buds of a hard to bloom orchid are destroyed by insects and you realise you have to wait another few years to see the blooms again!

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    Accidentally breaking off bloom spikes, especially when none of the buds has even had a chance to open . Oh yeah, the space thing also.

    Susan

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    Sunburning some of my orchids because I stupidly forgot that the enormous live oak that normally provides shade all summer had its canopy thinned out a bit following Dallas's record snowfall earlier this year. It normally provides pretty good filtered sunlight, but this year I kept finding sunburns here and there (of course, sun was never in the wrong spot when I went out to look), and finally it hit me why.

    D'oh!

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