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Potato flowers

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:47

Hi, Roger...welcome to the forum.

Old wives tale? Not really, it's theoretically true. However, for me it's a waste of time & effort, given the difference it makes. It also has to be said that certain varieties don't produce flowers anyway. 

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:36

PS. The black spots on your roses is a fungal disease too, called (surprise surprise) 'Rose Black Spot'.

I would suggest you remove the affect leaves and burn them and don't allow a build-up of affected leaves around the bushes.....it encourages the spoors to spread.

Interestingly, rose black spot has become more widespread since the air has become cleaner. In the old days when most people had coal fires, it was rare......this is because the sulphur in the air killed those spoors.

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:19

"A lot of my friends have memories of gardening with their parents / grandparents, but unfortunately I wasn't fortunate enough to have that experience."

Yes, this is often the way of it.....gardening with parents/grandparents I mean.

"My 10 year old daughter loves helping me out in the garden so we are on this wonderful journey together."

What a wonderful journey this will be for you both and credit to you for encouraging her.....but I would urge you both not to get too downhearted when things don't go well.

Remember, they are a lot of people here with lots of knowledge who are always prepared to help.

Good luck.

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:42

Sod!

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:34

Hello, Bev.....welcome to the forum.

The 'white spots' you speak of, is mildew. A fungal disease  that  is very common in roses I'm afraid.

Treatment? You'll need to spray with something like 'Rose Clear'.

The reasons your rose blooms may look a tad sad, is because of rain damage......it's always like this with big blousy blooms so it's a good idea to gently shake the water out of them after rain.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:25

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/004_zps92080284.jpg

 

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003_zpse8afd2ba.jpg

 

My climber 'The Pilgrim' is starting to show.

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:36

Can't offer anything other than has been already said.....but oh dear, I do feel sorry for people who (it's been done before) have done this. 

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:53

Oh dear, Pip.......there are just so many 'brown stains on leaves' causes, I just wonder from what you say if yours may have been exposed to spray drift.

This forum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:34
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Bal - don't worry about the topic you post under. I don't think anyone takes much notice of that - we just look at the query! 

 

Oh yes, I do so agree, Fairygirl.......in our BBC days, those draconian rules about being modded for being 'off topic' were a joke.

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