Comments for en-gb 30 Sun 04 Oct 2015 15:52:09 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Charles_Darley Water with Ribena (other fruity cordial are available.) Tue 03 Mar 2009 16:45:56 GMT+1 talconsilience About end of Jan 2008 repotted 3 small poinsettia in ericacious soil. Plants grew well but turned completely green. Watered with neutral pH water when soil seemed a bit dry. Left on south facing window-ledge. End Nov 2008 started to turn red in newest leaves. Now absolutely splendid bushes with red 'heads' at the end of every twig. Wed 25 Feb 2009 15:14:00 GMT+1 beautifulPurplePeril Red or white poinsettia's, that is the question? Christine said that they're red in this country and usually white in the USA - yet I watched a film over the weekend and all the USA poinsettia's were red. Answer that Christine please? Mon 22 Dec 2008 10:29:49 GMT+1 mediumval my poinsettia is flowering for the third year it is in my conservatory and is healthy all year it was only £1 .99 from tescos gets watered when i think of it Fri 19 Dec 2008 23:51:56 GMT+1 poik_1 I've managed to rescue poinsettias a few times. Producing nice big healthy plants from tiny little table decorations gives a great sense of achievement! I think the key is the 14 hours of darkness. The first time I kept mine in a cupboard - but we all kept forgetting them! - so now it lives on the windowsill and gets put to bed with a black bin liner which is then removed at breakfast 14 hours later. Voilá Thu 18 Dec 2008 17:22:24 GMT+1 Birtannia I buy my poinsettia's from the (formerly) 100 peseta shop. They are planted all round my garden and look fabulous at the base of my palm tree. Every one glows in glorious red all year round and never loses a leaf. I paid a mere 1e for each of them and they are made of plastic and fabric. Luvverly. Thu 18 Dec 2008 00:50:01 GMT+1 sanddragonlady I had a small poinsettia given to me last November. It lives in my sun room with the rest of my house plants. I have treated it the same as the other plants. It stays by the window, and gets watered as neccessary. It slightly dwindled during the summer, but it is now back to the same red and green splendour it had last year. It gets no special treatment, and is thriving. Wed 17 Dec 2008 19:55:53 GMT+1 CairnTerrier A good size one for less than ?3 from a well-known supermarket - I can't be arsed to keep it going.JethroCheshire Wed 17 Dec 2008 12:45:21 GMT+1 CairnTerrier [edited by Moderator]A good size one for less than £3 from a well-known supermarket - I can't be bothered to keep it going. Wed 17 Dec 2008 12:44:34 GMT+1 parisSilkie Christine is quite right. Don't thow your poinsettia away!The poinsettia we bought in 2007 for £1.99 was tiny with one big 'flower', now it is a foot high and a foot in diameter, with 30 dainty, crimson flowers.We water this plant a little, whenever there is no sign of dampness under the plant. We feed it at the same time having added 1/4 teaspoon of phostragen to a 3 litre bottle of rainwater.It lives on a windowsill that only gets the early morning sun. Once we need electric light in that room we remove the poinsettia to a room where it will get no artifical light. In the morning it returns to the usual windowsill. Tue 16 Dec 2008 22:13:12 GMT+1