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Old 24-03-2004, 05:27 PM
Charlie Pridham
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Default Mandevilla

"Sacha" wrote in message
23/3/04 8:38

I would appreciate advice on how to grow Mandevilla as a pot plant in a
Conservatory, especially on how often it should be watered.
Tom Atkinson

Watering is the tricky part, as it is with so many pot grown exotics.

saturate it but don't let it dry out entirely, is my husband's advice. He
says "look at it every day" and keep it frost free. He also says that if
you CAN put it into a bed in your conservatory, it will be better for both
of you!

To the above I would only add, that if its 'Alice du Pont' good air flow in
winter is needed as it gets botrytis easily in low light levels.
They are worth the effort :~)

Charlie, gardening in Cornwall.
Holders of National Plant Collection of Clematis viticella (cvs)