Christine 28


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mildew on begonias

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 12:23

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions. I think the weather this year has had a lot to do with it. Now trying a different proprietary mildew treatment which is showing some positive results on the few I have tried, still have a lot more to treat but raining here (again) so task on hold!

mildew on begonias

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 08:48

Overcrowding could certainly have been the cause in the greenhouse. Not sure about the outdoor ones though.

mildew on begonias

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 19:10

Thanks for that I will give it a try. I have been spraying them with a mildew control chemical but not seen any signs of improvement yet.


 

mildew on begonias

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 13:38

Having a major problem with mildew this year. The plants affected are all begonias. Exhibition quality begonias in the greenhouse are badly affected and the ones not showing mildew at the moment are not growing very well. Pendula begonias in hanging baskets although flowering well are badly infected on the leaves and some of the ones in the ground are affected too. I am hoping this is just a bad year for me. Is anyone else having similar problems?


I live in the north west, Burnley area, which is a damp region but have not had an outbreak like this before. I have been growing begonias successfully for years. Anyone else suffering in a similar way?

tree fern care

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 17:51

They are all D Antarctica.  Of the three which are performing well 2 are 4ft one is 2ft. This one which is causing concern is 4ft. Thanks for your help.

tree fern care

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 17:10

I have 4 large tree ferns, all in pots in the garden. I give them all a seaweed feed during the summer, water them very well and wrap them in duvets over the winter. Three of them have numerous fronds, look extremely healthy, sending many new fronds each year and I am delighted with them. Despite receiving the same care and attention the fourth one hasn't sent any fronds now for 3 years. It does not look dead though. There is a lot of brown "fur" around the crown and no sign of disease but I haven't been able to feel any frond formation in the crown . Is it likely to ever send fronds again? Has anybody ever had one which has stayed dormant as long as this? I have tried moving it to different parts of the garden it is currently in a shady position but that hasn't made any difference. I will be wrapping it up again this winter, in the hope next year might bring an answer!!

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:37

Thanks again. Plan is to plant in the ground eventually when it gets too big for the pot it is in. Hopefully I can leave it in the one it is in now for another season but will check. Will also take cuttings in the hope that when it outgrows the pot I will have another plant to put in its place in the pot.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:25

Thank you for this advice. I will move the pot to a less obvious position and leave it alone.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:50

Thank you I will do that.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:37

Earlier this year I purchased a beautiful, white, lace cap hydrangea plant which I have planted in a pot which now sits on the patio. The flowers have almost finished flowering, do I cut them off or leave them and move the whole pot somewhere out of sight?

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