BEL


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Problems With Honeysuckle - Yellow/brown leaves

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:42

I had the same problem with my honeysuckle back in early Aug.  I assumed it was the heat and wet and cut in back to one foot high.  I did not feed in case it spurted before the winter and it has now started to grow much healthier leaves and not too fast so I think it will make it!  Definitely agree with not feeding it until after January.  Honeysuckles do seem to be quite prone to sickness, especially the larger leafed ones.  Good luck chris

miniature trees

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:30

Thank you both.. So not want to grow a bonsai!   Good to hear you have kept the apricot going, as I want to grow a smaller tree for the blossom as I do not have the room for a full size tree.  Think I will give it a try. 

miniature trees

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:49

Has anyone ever grown the very small flowering cherry trees (up to 9' in 10 yrs)?  Or for that matter any spring flowering miniature trees.

I am considering trying one in large pot and wonder if any of you have given one a go and how it went.  Thanks

what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:02

Update on the geraniums.  It was green caterpillars as well, finely located the blighters. Still cannot find whats eating the pansy petals but I have now joined the after dark brigade and much to my husbands amusement and the dog's puzzlement am searching all pots after dark!  

what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 15:26

Thank you Lyn & Verdun.  I think I have spotted the culprit on the geraniums today, a dead earwig.  At least its dead.  The leaves have definite holes but the pansy flowers are now frilly edged but the leaves ok.  Its a puzzler

what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:30

I have holes all over my pot geranium leaves which I have never seen before, I did not think there could be much that would eat them.  Cannot see beetles or earwigs  Also something is nibbling around the edge of all my pansy petals!  Anybody got any ideas?

Problem clematis

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:12

Thank you very much Busy Lizzie and must make more fuss of my plant!

Problem clematis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:14

My Wadas Primrose cclematis flowered beautifully but since then it has little new growth and the leaves are very pale at the top and sickly looking at the bottom.  Does not look like wilt and I wonder if it needs a particular vitamin as I have never seen leaves pale in this way on a clematis before. Any ideas anyone?

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 16:50

'Hi everyone, I have a new garden I am slowly filling up and wonder if anyone can think of medium size shrubs to plant facing North East or East in clay soil!!  HELP

Incidentally Nutcutlet I found a Ribes but did get 'Icicle' in the end as I could not find an 'Albescens'.  Looks just a pretty. Thank you.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:29

Thank you very much nutcutlet,  it is white with a touch of rose pink bit like the colour of apple blossom.   I will check Plantfinder again otherwise will indeed get a White Icicle.

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miniature trees

flowering cherries 
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what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Insect damage 
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Problem clematis

I have a Clematis 'Wadas Primros" that does not seem well 
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