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Anyone know what could be causing this?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:10

That clarifies things Mike, so it isn't airflow. I suspect you have a very weak plant and that could be for any number of reasons. You'd need to reshape the rose, but that won't cure the problem.

I'd contact David Austin and explain things, I've found them very customer conscious, point out the advice you have sought, I'm sure they will help.

Transparent worms???

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:33

There was a similar thread on here some time ago describing the same thing, then the final decision seemed to be they were harmless naturally occurring larvae of some description, but I can't remember what the name was.

Anyone know what could be causing this?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 13:21

Didn't notice that dove, but even for a climber it needs attention.

Unknown Plant/Small tree ID

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 13:19

First is a Rhododendron, second is an azalea, although which variety they are I don't know as there are over a thousand different varieties.

Anyone know what could be causing this?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 10:19

To me it looks a bit of a mess. The black spot is back, and it needs to be pruned back hard to rectify the shape. As black spot is a fungal disease, hygiene is critical, so cutting out the affected stems and burning them will be necessary.

You need to create an open bowl shape when pruning so prune to outward facing buds only.

When you treat for black spot, use a watering can as the fungal spores will persist in the soil. I can't figure out how much airflow around the plant you have, it looks to be stuck in a corner and that won't help it.

Pruning now won't hurt it, and after the black spot treatment mulch with FYM or good garden compost.

Let it go for a few months and see how it goes after that. I think it's position and the airflow around it is the root cause, the fungal spores will gather and persist if the airflow is bad.

If it doesn't improve, then I'd move it to increase the airflow and start again.

My Lupines are wilting!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 23:20

How much of a root ball did you take with them calum? When you move any perennial at this time of year they will resent it for a while, autumn is the best time when they are dormant. I suspect you didn't take enough of a root ball when you moved them. They will take time to settle back down, so be patient.

What is it?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 23:15

I'd go with Busy, a sunflower.

Laying turf on hardcore

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:14

If you add the topsoil then you can lay turf, however it may require watering in prolonged dry spells.

help. brussels sprouts

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:10

Nematodes Heather available on Amazon or at  GC's.

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:05

looks like a philadelphus just about to bloom.

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