Alina W

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Is my acer no more?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 15:59

Scott, there was no need to bin your tree - it was simply scale insect, which would have been eradicated by the use of Provado Ultimate Bug Spray.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:26

Hot again, but I'm working

Is my acer no more?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:16

It depends what caused the leaves to shrivel. If it was drought or wind and the plant is a few years old it should have the ability to produce fresh leaves, either this year or next spring.

However, the fungal spots are a worry. Take a really good look at them through a magnifying glass - are you sure they're not scale insect?

watering garden with water from a shower

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:11

It'll be fine providing you don't use much in the way of soap or oils. Try and avoid wetting the leaves - the soil will take care of most things if you water around the plants.

ants in my plants

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 18:39

Get rid of any colonies of aphids that you find on the tree, too, and check that there isn't an ants' nest in the cherry's pot.

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.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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