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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:31

Did the flowers have tiny cucumbers behind them, or just stalks?  If the latter those are male flowers and it may not have started producing female ones yet, which are the ones which develop into cucumbers.

Clematis - group 1 help

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:25

I have Freckles and it grows rampantly here so I just hack it back as required.  Once established they are tough plants by clematis standards.  It will mean you lose some flowers but as this one tends to flower on and off all year round I doubt you'll even notice.

New seedlings eaten in greenhouse

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:33

I agree, check under the trays.  If you can't find anything, a midnight trip with a torch usually catches them red-handed.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:06

Raining cats and dogs tends to damage the tarmac a bit too.  I think it's the teeth that do it.

Peach tree leaf curl

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:04

No peaches this year for me either.  I think it was too cold when it blossomed so there were no pollinating insects about.

Help with identifying disease

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:01

Looks like "shot hole":

sticky white stuff on branches

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:00

Can you post a photo Lynn?  If not, have a look at wooly aphid:

However, if it looks bubbly, it might be "cuckoo spit" which is harmless:

ID please

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 14:10

Could they be Libertia, Dove?


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 13:19

It looks like this:

But you might not see it on some phones or tablets, in which case try loading Chrome onto it as your web browser.

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 12:19

Incarvillea delavayi I think.  Or maybe not - leaves don't look quite right now I've zoomed in and no anthers on gloxina.  Sorry!

Last edited: 12 June 2016 12:21:19

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