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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 13:19

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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!

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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:48

Hi Nita, you can let them grow as high as you want them, then pinch out the tip and let two sideshoots  trail back down to the ground.  Advice from the RHS:

Is this clematis wilt?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:43

I think stems being damaged further down is far more common.  Snails in particular like to graze on the surface of stems and this causes growth above to die off.  Having said that, those leaves do look like they have a fungal infection of some sort so I would cut any affected ones back to just above a leaf joint a few inches below the damage.  If the remaining leaves continue to die, I take the whole stem out to just below ground level.  I'm not an expert and the above is just what I do myself.

young bugs ? ?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:34

Dove   I shudder whenever I see a leaf with a notch eaten out of it!

young bugs ? ?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:24

Those look like vine weevils Allen.  Their larvae eat the roots of potted plants are are not welcome in most gardens.  Have a look at google images of them to positively identify:


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:59

The leaves look like annual delphinium (larkspur.)

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:53

Planted out 15 lettuce, potted on 6 aubergines into their final pots, planted out more larkspur, pricked out lots of different kind of basil, planted a couple of echinops, potted on a dozen dahlia seedlings, potted on 3 young blueberries, potted up a couple of dozen plugs that arrived and which I'd completely forgotten about!  Did lots of weeding.

ID please

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:07

Use the camera icon at the right of the typing box.  You can't paste images into posts.

Lupin advice

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 13:36

The problem is at that size a large slug will decimate them in one night and they may not recover.  If you have room I would put them in 15cm pots and later 20cm and grow them on until next spring.  You'll then have magnificent plants next year.

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