Alina W

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Ladys Mantel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:20

Lords and Ladies - thank you, Figrat! Yes, the arum.

I blame the heat for my addled brain

Indoor Yucca with brown tips

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:10

No, it should stop. The other possibility is that the air has been very dry, but I don't think I've ever had much trouble with leaves browing on yuccas for that reason.

fuchsia leaves

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:08

Are they in full sunshine? That might cause them to burn up with the temperatures we've had recently.

Ladys Mantel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:07

Now I'm confused - I thought it was the one with speckled green leaves at ground level and stems of bright orange berries in autumn - what is that called, Ladies' what?


Posted: 27/05/2012 at 14:41

Yep, I'd say Tigrella, too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 14:36

Hot here again in North Yorks. Plants have to go out, though - they're wilting too fast in their cells.

Ladys Mantel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 14:34

You need to stop it seeding, so cut off the pretty (and poisonous) red berries. In the lawn, a standard lawn weedkiller will see to them; in the borders, they're quite easy to dig out.

Indoor Yucca with brown tips

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 13:30

You can snip the brown off, but they will die back further in time. Your best bet is to cut just short of the green rather than going into it.

Sh**s Sorrel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 13:27

Glyphosate works by making plants grow more strongly before they finally die - are you sure that you gave your weedkiller enough time?

Be very careful if using a path weedkiller - the most effective ones remain active in the soil for 3-6 months, so you would have to wait a lot longer than a month before turfing.



Posted: 27/05/2012 at 13:23

Poppy flowers usually only last a day or so if we're talking about annual poppies so yes, extra heat will make them go over faster. There's nothing that you can really do about it.

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