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Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:26

Bev - probably a good thing you posted your potential problem here anyway, inasmuch as you will be wiser for the future.

As for now, it may be advisable to remove your damaged flowers to encourage the plant to produce more.

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:28

Bev, I'm not sure I've given you the right advice.

Since I replied to your query, I have enlarged you pics and have to say that the foliage seems to be healthy, which would rule out mildew.

The only damage I can see to the flowers seems to be weather related....so would appreciate other's opinions.

What is eating my tomato plants?!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:00

Hi, Kerry....this is most probably the 'tomato caterpillar. It's totally green to blend in with the green fruits.

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

 

 

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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. 

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