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Postby blue_thunder » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 3:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Moi? :o


Oui !!!
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Plants.

Postby danielburgess » Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:29 pm

I recommend Africa Violets, they are pretty good as they only need to be watered once a week, and they don't really need much sunlight. I grow mine from leaf clippings and I don't mind giving some away.

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Re: Plants.

Postby ozchick » Sat, 17 Oct 2009 4:25 pm

danielburgess wrote:I recommend Africa Violets, they are pretty good as they only need to be watered once a week, and they don't really need much sunlight. I grow mine from leaf clippings and I don't mind giving some away.

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OK Yeah I've seen African Violets around- they're cute but I thought they needed sunlight. If they can grow in my dingy (spelling?) livingroom then they are truly worth having! Gonna try that and thanks D!
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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Tue, 20 Oct 2009 2:24 pm

Do any of you own one of these "mosquito plant" that I see in nursery? It is not exceptionally good looking but the florist "claimed" that it is a natural repellant for mosquitos. Just wondering if it really works!

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Plants.

Postby danielburgess » Tue, 20 Oct 2009 6:11 pm

I think they work, anyway, the Gloxinia can survive pretty well too.

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Postby carolynW » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 3:57 pm

I have a row of pandan planted or a row of pandan pots... they seem to deter mossies pretty well.

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 4:04 pm

Maybe I am paranoid, but I thought putting the plants in the balcony is not sufficient to repel the mozzies. Was thinking of putting one plant in each bedroom and living room... Is that excessive?

I was told pandan repel cockroaches. Not sure it works for mozzies?

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Postby sisamone » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:05 am

I would recommend a bromeliad.
Easy to look after and instant color from the flower brac

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Where to buy seeds in SG?

Postby boffenl » Tue, 28 Dec 2010 9:30 pm

My daughter would like to grow an indoor garden (lettuce, tomatoes, carrots). Can anyone let me know where to get seeds and decent soil?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 5:24 am

'Indoor'? You mean on a balcony or something issit, rather than in her bedroom? :)

I'd suggest starting off with seedlings/young plants. As starting from seeds is such a pain ITA.

For good soil go to a nursery. I used to get my stuff from Hawaii Landscape on Upper Thompson Road (by junction of Olive Road (Road, Grove, Lane?))


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