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Potateo advice

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:19

Looks a bit like flea beetle damage.

What is this please

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:18

Yes, it looks like a sucker which is devoid of chlorophyll, perhaps a mutation.  I think it must be a sucker from another plant as it wouldn't survive without chlorophyll otherwise.

Tomato fruit issue

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:12

Seeds can be infected with blight, so that is a possibility.

No idea what I'm doing!!!

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:05

It sounds like clematis would suit - there are hundreds to choose from.  Can we assume you will need to grow them in pots or containers?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:02

Molene, Are you using a PC, a phone or an Apple i-something?  That affects what you can see/do.

venus flytrap seeds

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 12:27

Can you post a photo, George?  They don't sound like venus fly trap plants to me.

Tomato fruit issue

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 12:24

Hi Kevin, that does seem odd given there are no other symptoms.  All I can think of is that it's a viral infection of some type and could be that the seeds themselves were infected.


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 12:06

All-female types are self-pollinating, so likely the problem is lack of water or food.  Try spraying them with a liquid plant food such as liquid seaweed  and make sure the roots never get dry.  Be careful when watering though and water away from the stem, trying not to splash it as they are prone to stem rot at the base.  Sometimes the first few flowers will not set anyway and after a while they start fruiting.  You should remove any side-shoots on all-female types, too.

Unknown Shrub and pest infestation

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 11:54

If you can't scrub them off with a stiff brush, the only insecticide which will work against scale insect is a systemic one which is absorbed into the plant like Provado ultimate bug killer.  It will take a long time to work and may need repeat sprayings.

Looks a bit like a Bay tree, but not sure.

Edit: Just saw your reply which appeared as I was replying.  Scale insects suck the sap of the shrub and weaken it.


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 11:44

They probably need pollinating.  Are there both male and female flowers?  Do you know what variety it is?

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