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Forsythia - and wisteria

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:03

Wandering around the garden today, I noticed that one of my two forsythia bushes is looking very unhappy. It has a large number of leaves that are brown around the edges. Many of the leaves are also turning yellow, especially along the veins. The problem resembles blight in potatoes or tomatoes (but forsythia isn't in the same family as these, so I wouldn't expect it to have the same diseases). I can see a similar browning of the leaves on a pot-grown wisteria in another part of the garden, which might or might not be related to the problem with the forsythia.


Any ideas?




Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:08

What 'meadow saffron' and 'autumn crocus'? 


You could have the same problem with Dicentra, depending on what common name you use.

Cress question

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 06:55

Mine are by a west-facing window, partly shaded by a tree, so I don't think they need lots of sun. And a very sunny spot might make then dry out too much. I grow them on a handful of sheets of kitchen towel and I make sure I dribble water onto them every morning as otherwise drying out is a problem.

Cress question

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 23:13

Mustard and cress seem to be underrated just because they are so easy to grow - no gardening programme is ever likely to mention them. I have a half-size tray of each on the window-sill pretty much all year, giving a weekly harvest. Mustard, especially, has a lovely sharp flavour.

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