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It's not the rain as such, it's the high humidity when it rains that triggers flowering. As said previously, they need periods of drought and they are bulbs, which means they may repeat flower, but can't be in flower all the time, or whenever you wish them to be, if that is frequently. If you could find a way of raising the humidity of the air around them, ...


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Flowers are an apical meristem, which means flowers occur only at branch tips. Hence if one never prunes their lilac bush, it winds up being exactly like what you have - a bunch of long stems/trunks with possibly a flower cluster way up high at each stem/trunk end. The basic principle of pruning is that decapitating (or pruning off the end of) a stem will ...


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My plant is also dropping young chilis. I picked a dropping pod(chili) and opened it for examination. I saw some black/gray excreta and when I closely looked with my hand held lens, it surprised me. I saw some insect larvae moving. I don't know what kind of pest it is. Might be one kind of moth that pierces the chili and lays eggs. Larvae came out from the ...


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Yes, it will always just happen. Nepeta is programmed to flower, and I'm not at all sure why you don't want the flowers - unless you're growing an annual variety, when it will flower and eventually die, most are perennial, and flowering is part of its natural cycle. Although most plants which flower can look a bit tatty after flowering, they recover and grow ...


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Your plant looks as if it could do with a good prune, it's got a bit 'staring', that is, too much stem and not enough leaf. I grow these in London, UK, outdoors in sheltered spots, and the one I saw last week is now so bushy, thick with leaves and large, despite a good prune last year, it could do with pruning now - but it's about to flower. It's in this ...


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It looks like there is broad information about this over the Internet: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/oleander/oleander-growing-tips.htm Even in the garden, oleander shrubs require minimal care. Although the shrubs are drought-tolerant, they look their best when they are watered during dry spells. However, take care not to over water ...



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