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White Primula (alpine)

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:04

Unfortunately it will not let me see the larger version of the images. But from a distance they look more like P. japonica alba.

Fungus??

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:23

I wouldn't, not yet.. scrape the top 2 inches off and replenish with fresh and feed with a general purpose fertiliser to see what happens.

Fungus??

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:27

Sounds more like Oyster scale than a fungus. Spray with a soap based insecticide, or gently scrub them off with soap, or if only a few dab with methylated spirits. They are sap suckers which is why the tree maybe suffering.

Curly leaves on my plum

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:59

I have been known to spray with an insecticidal soap made from plants and that does offer some respite. Not easy to get the stuff inside the leaves though where the aphids hide.

 

Any Ideas

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:50

Looks like on of the many Geraniums.

Curly leaves on my plum

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 17:45

Not keen on spraying with a systemic insecticide on something I want to eat. We get this every year and ignore it. The trees produce their fruit without seeming to come to any harm.

Just watch out for ants 'farming ' the aphids and take steps to stop the ants from climbing the tree and moving the aphids to new leaves.

Hellebores in April

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:41

Agree. If the leaves are looking poor then you need to encourage the plant to make more. Give it a good feed with a high nitrogen content fertiliser. This will encourage new leaves.

'With added John Innes'

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:29

The only time I bought one with this blurb, it was a non-peat based one with no loam in it.

What have I done?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:10

And it won't kill the adults weevils any way. I have had one swimming in pure bleach without it dying.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:07

English bluebells only come in blue for a start. The other thing to look at is  where the individual flowers are on the stem. In English ones all the flowers are on  one side only, in Spanish ones the flowers are circled around the stem.

Discussions started by Berghill

Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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Snowdrops have started

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Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

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