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Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:55

There are different varieties of Rosemary, some not very hardy. Mine is hardy and I've had it for years. It got very big after about 15 years, I took several cuttings a few years ago and replanted them, now it's big again. It hates too much wet if we have a wet cold winter, recovers though.

Rosemary beetle eats the leaves, doesn't make them change colour and they only eat them in late summer when they lay their eggs, then the grubs eat them and so do the beetles during winter. But the beetles don't eat during the summer.

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:46

Actually I looked up the Latin name by Googling Belle de Nuit! I live in France and friends have them as pot plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:42

FG, if you have enough bubbly you will be on a cloud anyway and won't notice how many steps!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:40

Daughter has now said I mustn't give up our room as I need to sleep. Have 5 hour drive on Monday to help Son 1 with LOs while they move into new house. They will arrange it a different way.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:38

But they are family! Not the same as PGs. By the way, did you see what I wrote about B&B rules?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:29

That pool looks horrific. I hate heights. I would have thought you'd need several glasses of champagne before climbing the Shard!

Busy weekend. All the family will be here from tomorrow. We'll have to sleep in son 2's room and Son 2 and family will have to sleep in our room as they have 2 babies in cots, 13 months between them. Our room is bigger and one cot will be in our ensuite! 10 adults and 9 little ones in all. Good thing there are 7 bedrooms in this old farmhouse.

 

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 22:06

I think it is a Mirabilis Jalapa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabilis_jalapa 

Agapanthus ID

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 22:03

If you "Google" Agapanthus Big Blue there are various sites about it, such as this one   http://www.tullynurseries.ie/store/product/23632/AGAPANTHUS-africanus-Big-Blue/

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:50

I rarely water my Rosemary, they like to be quite dry.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:49

Sorry Verdun, I got the scones back to front for Devon and Cornwall! Wikipaedia says there should be butter as well! OH would rather have Dove's cheese scones.

I'm glad you are a happy Womble

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