It's good to read your letters and this week I had three about looking after phaleonopsis – moth orchid – so instead of putting this into questions and answers, I thought it would interest many of you.
I have very often mentioned that if we don't buy bulbs garden centres won't sell them and I fear I am right because we have not seen any freesia bulbs on sale at any of our local garden centres. What a blooming shame!
This is the time of the year when things start to let us down. Hanging baskets and containers aren’t as good as they were in July and yet it’s only August. All the annuals should still be looking good, but they aren’t.