Alina W

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Posted: 20/05/2012 at 13:32

That suggests that they have scale insect on the underside of the leaves - these excrete honeydew, on which fungus grows. Kill the scale insect by spraying with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer, wait a couple of weeks and you can wash the leaves clean.

Talkback: Rose leaf rolling sawfly

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 00:21

My first thought would be dryness at the roots - are you keeping the container well watered?

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 00:15

I'd dead had it to stop it seeding. It will come back from the same roots next year, so you don't need to let it seed.


Posted: 19/05/2012 at 22:26

Yellowing of leaves often indicates too alkaline a soil. Try giving a good feed of a food suitable for acid lovers or sequestrine of iron and see if that helps.

Problem with Pear Tree Leaves

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 22:19

It could be blister mite. Details and pictures here, along with treatment options.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 21:19

You'd be best germinating the seeds in modules and then transplanting the modules rather than trying to sow direct - there's too much chance of seeds drying out otherwise.

Aubretia would do well on your wall.

Houseplant SOS from complete novice!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 21:12

Cut across about half-way down the stem, so you have a good section of stem with the leaves and a good section left behind.

Nematode Warfare

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 21:07

I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't use the two in the same area.

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 18:11

Definitely rosebay willowherb. Quite attractive spires of pinky purple flowers in late summer, but a real nuisance if you ever let it seed. Worth digging up when you spot it because it's quite large and will squash other plants.

Weeping trees dragging on the ground

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 17:54

It'll be fine. Trim the cherry in June/July when it is dry and sunny; the cotoneaster can be done at any time.

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