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Why are my Ivy tree’s leaves going yellow?

Ivy tree’s leaves going yellow could be a sign of red spider mite. Ivy trees or Fatshederas are quite susceptible. Check under the leaves for webs. If you are suspicious, spray with an insecticide  containing  acetamiprid. If you don’t want to use chemicals you can get predatory mites (Phytoseiulus persimilis) or try regular spraying with water mist.

Why are my Fittonia leaves shrivelled at the edges?

Fittonia leaves shrivelled at edges sounds like a lack of humidity. The Fittonias come from Peru and like a warm humid atmosphere. They like shady damp areas. Obviously in a centrally heated home this can be difficult to achieve. Try to pick a spot away from draughts and out of direct sunlight. They require a temperature of no lower than 18 degrees centigrade but prefer an all year temperature of 21 degrees centigrade. Spray the leaves every day with a water mist and do not let the soil dry out. Use a loam based no2 or peat based compost. The roots are not deep so you can use a shallow pot. They grow best in a warm humid green house or terrarium

How do you look after orchids?

Orchids need special care. here’s how to look after them

Quick and easy Terrarium

Outdoor living brand La Hacienda has just launched a new range of terrariums that will appeal to anyone looking to get green fingered – without the need for horticultural expertise, acres of land or even a small garden or balcony.    Easy to make and maintain, it’s plain to see why indoor terrariums have become so popular – for those just starting out, or simply just wanting to introduce some greenery indoors, this is an ideal project. For moisture loving plants such as ferns and mosses, terrariums are perfect.  In terms of watering, these mini ecosystems are ultra low maintenance once planted up, as moisture is contained within and the only worry is watching out for any dead or dying leaves that might cause fungal diseases. Step 1: Choose your terrarium