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They know i don't like cut flowers so who is sending me pot plants please!!! Not sure what to say but thanks. It was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated and i will take cuttings now and pass them on, next year. Wish i had pics to show!!! as i was looking for a quick id. If its not from someone on here then how do they know i do not like cut flowers???I only ever mentioned it once on here??? Edd??????????
Me neither
Enjoy them
Not me either Edd
but there's a photo of my Acer in a pot coming your way - when the advance posts work again.
BizzieB. Thanks.

I have 3 pics of my decimated Acer from this year (horse chestnut scale just about killed it and im not sure what to do about it. Trim branches /or just leave till next year.)

Anyhow pics needed so will have to leave it till next week, when everthing is back in order i hope.

Just thought BizzieB. I might try a PM your way with pics and see what happens????

just looked no tool bar!

Hey hoo.



Now i have the pics option back i can post the original again. Its got me confused as its only 4-5" tall.




I will also post the Acer, that got nobbled pics as well. I think i will leave it until next year and see how it responds.



Edd..........could your pot plant be a new variety of Strawberry ?  Really pretty flowers and 2 dimensional fruit ...........sorry..........

Buddyboy wrote (see)
Hi Edd
I dont know what thread its on but you showed pics of Acers have you checked those trees for Verticilium Wilt

Sorry Kez for jumping in


Hi. Buddyboy.

This is the thread.

I know what the problem is or was (horse-chestnut scale). Its just a matter of what is best to do now, to let the plant recover.

Secret Squirrel

You might be getting some more seeds off me again, the piles building up


Still waiting to get a pic and show you the results of the last lot mark 1963.

Everything seems to be a lot slower growing up here.

Kind regards



Well not sure what to say but i think its a chrysanthemum. I still don't know what type? Its only small 5" tall?

Just potted on so here are some new pics.




 Bit of help on this one would be gratefully appreciated. Please



Mark 1963 wrote (see)

You might be getting some more seeds off me again, the piles building up

Mark. you are too kind. I still need to show you this years rainbow  boarder, that is not fully there yet. (up north). Only one pack of seeds failed from you thanks. So guess what pack it was? It took along time to grow and germinate and only got 5 seedlings. Here is a pic of how the seeds (weeds) are doing. can you guess which one? 

(multi coloured speckled leaf and flower???? 

They look like this. Sorry. The main spreading one gets every where.




Edd, don't write that acer off fella, we had one last year that looked worse than yours, this year i re-potted to a bigger one & cut all the dead off & it has bounced back beautifully. 


While i am here.

Here is my poorly Acer, pics

It has survived the horse chestnut scale but no new growth apart from the root stock that has produced some new green leaf.

Not sure what to do?

Well i do.

Am i right in thinking  i should cut them off, on the root stock as they are probably green?



 Do i leave the ded till spring?





I left the dead til spring on the one i mentioned in my previous post, forgot to say i moved it too but it's just in another place in a south facing garden so not sure if that had anything to do with it.

Edd you Acer looks much better than when I saw it on the Plants forum, (Growing an acer in container)  

I posted the pics on that thread but cant get them to move over to here. You may want to check it out.


What thread BB. Sorry.

Find your link and right click on it,then copy link address and copy (link address) then paste into your text. 


HIGHLIGHT IT and then press the chain link next to the smiley icon button (right) and add link address. it will then drop a load of computer speak at you. Just press submit.

You can actually change the computer speak into written language but i am having problems with that.

Not the written language, nature forgive. Its just language in general! lol




BizzieB wrote (see) Plants Forum Container grown Acer

Acer with growth from base of plant, has some long branches (you can just see one to the right) seeking light with leaves at the ends. Pot size 2'x2', the largest I had. It's tucked away in the shrubbery facing east but sheltered from easterly winds, gets dappled sunlight.

Saw your acer on the other thread; a sorry sight! Have to say I think it  has been kept in the wrong size pot ond position  Such a shame it has succumbed to disease. 

Hope it hasn't put you off growing another acer, they are beautiful





BizzieB wrote (seePlant Forum Container grown Acer

This photo gives a better idea of the acer in with shrubs, at the back holly and spotted laurel . Shade from the cherry tree. 


 photo a bit sqwished, Acer by cherry tree, should enlarge ok