cairnsie


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Rust on mallow

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:42

I have another look and every leaf is affected. There are a few seedlings germinated at the base so I may cut it down and allow the seedling to take over.

Rust on mallow

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:19

I have a malva sylvestres which has quite a bit of rust. I have pruned out all of the affected growth which was quite a lot. I have sprayed with a fungus control spray. Is there anything I can spray on weekly to keep it in check like sodium bicarb and washing up liquid with rose blackspot.

What's wrong with my clematis? And what can I do?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 17:43

I got to admit it was devastating to cut mine down to the ground when I had exactly the same problem as you buts its growing back quite quick with strong healthy stems this year and nearly back to its original size. I believe mine was either caused by wilt or lack of watering during last years hot summer.

Propagation of Campanula Portenschlagiana

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 23:37

I grew some last year I took 4 basal cuttings all 4 took relatively easily and I have 4 reasonable size plants to plant out this year.

Should planter be "self-contained" or open at the bottom?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:05

Your probably better leaving the bottom open as the plants can root into the lower soil and it will help them be more drought resistant.

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:44

Can you take a clearer picture and we should be able to better identify but they do look like dianthus deltoids

 

Ladybird larva and bug houses.

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:25

I am having a particularly bad time with aphids and was wandering if there was a way to increase the ladybird population in my garden. Is there a cheap way to raise larva and do bug houses I have seen in supermarkets do any good. The sets for larva are £25 on ebay is there any cheaper than this.  

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:01

Looks about right here's a photo of a mature dianthus deltoids artic fire

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/Cairnsie13/DSC_00751_zpsa0f176fb.jpg

 

They are reasonably easy to grow from seed the one in the photo was started from seed last year.

 

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:02

They are very persistent and keep coming back i'm already onto my 3rd spraying of my plants at the minute but the spray is definitely killing them but more seem to return. Think I might have to mix a big vat David's industrial strength recipe to see them off finally

Limp hebe

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:59

Check for vine weevil in the pot. They may have eaten the roots

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