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Prune a rose

Prune a rose

Question: pruning a rose I need your advice for a 40-year-old rose, of course it has become very tall and I would need to prune it very low, but underneath it is very big and I don't know how to behave to keep it from dying. If possible, I would also send you a photograph, but I don't know how.

Calanthe

Calanthe

The calanthas are beautiful terricolous orchids, there are some hundreds of species, widespread mainly in Asia, with some species in Madagascar and the islands of Oceania; they have been divided into two groups: plants that live in areas with cold winters tend to have a period of vegetative rest, and are called deciduous calanthe; the varieties native to tropical areas, with a warm climate all year round, are called evergreen calanthe.

August 2013

August 2013

This week's most visited pages OrtoWelcome to the section of our site dedicated to the vegetable garden. Inside you will find numerous ar ... Succulent plantsSucculent plants are widespread in apartments and houses, perhaps due to the few care they require ... FencesFences are structures that delimit the perimeter and boundaries of a given space.

Wildlife in Italy: Eurolian rhinolopus - Greater rhinolophus - Lesser rhinolophus

Wildlife in Italy: Eurolian rhinolopus - Greater rhinolophus - Lesser rhinolophus

Systematic classificationClass: MammalsOrder: ChiropteraFamily: RhinolophidsEurial rhinolophus - Rhinolophus euryale Head-body length: 43-58 mm Tail length: 20-30 mm Wing span: 29-32 cm Weight: 8-17.5 grams It is found in southern Europe (including larger islands, except for the Balearics and Crete; not reported for the Maltese Islands), North African Africa, from Israel to Turkey (with Cyprus) and Transcaucasia to the north, Iran and Turkmenistan to the E.

Pitosforo

Pitosforo

Pitosforo Pitosforo (Pittosporum ssp.) Is a shrub or a small tree, in nature there are various species, native to Africa, Asia and Australia; in the garden in Italy only a couple of species are used, and certainly the most common is Pittosporum tobira, native to Japan and China.

Porcelain flower - Hoya carnosa

Porcelain flower - Hoya carnosa

Succulent indoor plant, native to Asia and Australia, which is part of a family that has over 70-80 varieties. It has fleshy leaves and stems, which secrete a sticky substance when cut; the leaves are oval, pointed, of a nice light green, appear opaque as they are covered with a waxy cuticle.