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Clematis

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:12

Simple rule, Flower before June, don't prune. So leave them alone next year and see when they flower.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:15

Join the club!

I have them and they are clever little !"£!£" they push soil through the traps so the trap goes off without catching them.

If anything will make me move away from this garden it will be the moles.

PS. I have tried EVERY folk remedy and every device known to man without success.  Last resort I will try is to connect a pipe to the engine on my leaf blower and feed it into a run and see if the carbon monoxide gets them!

Polemonium Problem

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:10

Survives well in our ground too. Never had mildew on it to that extent though. Usually a sign of lack of water at the roots. This is sometime a problem with plants in  professional compost. The soil all round the plant may be wet, but the plant roots are stuck in dry compost. Cut it back, give it a good soaking through the plant not on the soil and a feed of something to encourage it to produce new shoots.

clematis infected

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:07

In that case, just gently remove the damaged leaves, as long as the stem is ok and wait and see!

clematis infected

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:51

At least Clematis cannot get Fireblight which is basically systemic to Rosacease.

Also C. armandii is not normally affected by Clematis Wilt but it really does sound like that nasty thing.. It could also be wind damage or even the molluscs having rasped away the covering of the base of the stem so the stem dies back.

I hope you planted it deeply so that is can re-shoot from below soil level.

I would be tempted to cut back the affected stems to ground level and feed it with somethiong to encourage new growth.

Best of  luck with it.

Polemonium Problem

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:42

Sounds like Mildew which can kill plants. Water with a good fungicicde or make one from 9 parts water to 1 part full cream milk.

What is this?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:19

Odd that one can only enlarge one photo, just the once. Makes anything a bit hard for me with my eyesight.

Any bee keepers out there to answer a question

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:46

I think you would find that by the time the rose flower is ready to drop the petals then any nectaries will have also stopped producing nectar too.

Also it depends on why the flower has a closed centre. Some of them have become double because the sexual parts of the flower have mutated into petals. That type do not produce nectar at all ever.

Plant identification please

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:42

Just to be a bit pedantic, it is not a Nepeta. That is Catmint, this is ground ivy. Same genus though.

Plant identification please

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 10:36

Really does look like a variegated ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea variegata). Does it have an unpleasant smell to the leaves, if so, then it definitely is.

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