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caster oil plant?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 19:06

I would put into a much larger pot, adding in lots of feed. Watering from the bottom is best - I should practice what I preach though!

caster oil plant?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 18:42

Just answered - it is a Fatsia and it could be lack of water/just being winter. As I said it would be happier outside in a dampish spot in semi-shade.

caster oil plant?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 18:41

It is a Fatsia japonica aka False Castor oil plant as the leaves look similarish to the real Castor oil plant, Ricinus.

I see nothing wrong with your plant...it is perfectly hardy and can grow outside btw.

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:23

Lift up the phone and repeatedly press the star or hash button. Automated calls think they have called a fax machine and take the number off the list - same for manual callers. Works for me as I get a lot less calls telling me about PPI and the like. In fact I hardly get any since doing that for a few months now .

Seedling/Weed ID

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:15

It will be interesting to see what it is. I did use roots cut off from Musa, Ensete and Canna when overwintering them. I thought something to bulk up the soil would save on compost. Now it is a waiting game to see what it is!

Seedling/Weed ID

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 20:53

I was curious so emptied the pot...looks like I have taken a root cutting of something rather than a seedling. I keep getting as error when trying to upload fresh photos alas.

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Seedling/Weed ID

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:18

It is just one leaf, which is very slightly serrated and folded back as you can see in the pic. I thought it may be a type of Arum??? - only thing I planted is Araucaria Angustifolia seeds.

Seedling/Weed ID

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 14:10

Can anyone ID this plant - it is the green thing in the middle? It popped up rather too quickly in a pot. Pot was outside for a few months.

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Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:39

As you said the area is pretty much frost free and the Hellebore seem to like it we can whittle it down to drought, animal urine or disease. I would check what the die back is like when you lift them - anything diseased should be pruned off.

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:05

I am not that convinced that that looks like frost damage. The bed is next to a house and concrete paving so must have some sparing from the worst of the winter. I wonder if the area has poor drainage or some sort of root damage as the middle of the plants and the lower leaves look the most damaged. Tender new growth is what is normally affected first by frosts.

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