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Latest posts by Daintiness

Houseplant SOS from complete novice!

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:35

Any little bumps/swellings further down the stem  that might be new shoots under way? Have you cut down on the watering?

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:03

Eureka!! Persicaria maculosa

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:00

Definitely a weed - I know it but can I remember the name....someone put me out of my misery!

What is the solution?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 18:14

Then it is pear leaf rust gall. The liink below describes the RHS's advice on the matter. Hope this helps.

What is the solution?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 16:34

Are there any growths on the lower side of the leaves like the picture below?

plant id

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 23:58

Yes, I agree. I've only known them as shrubs but according to my book there are also annuals. Come from the tropics so need to be cosseted!!

Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 15:40

As a horse is a vegetarian or even vegan only consuming grass and other grains/cereals and produces the manure as a natural product and that product is then broken down in the soil by other bacteria/organisms which are not so selective about what they eat...I'm wondering where the problem lies? I would be much more concerned with a fox or cat defecating on my vege plot than the applying of a well sourced rotted down manure from a vegan/vegetarian animal feeding the soil.

plant id

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 09:52

Can you post a picture of the flower when it opens and an up close one of the upper surface of a  leaf as it will make it easier to give a good id?


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:04

I think it is just a change in temperature and weather comnditions. How long ago were the plants put in?

Stephen sumner

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:02

Well Stephen, I don't know where to start! Give us a clue..levelling the site?

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