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Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:33

Hello all,  Can anyone advise me on the best way to get my two lovely scented Pelagoniums through the winter? I purchased these plants from a  Duchy nursery in Cornwall and I would really like them to survive until the summer. At present they are in a light but centrally heated room and do not look too happy. Leaves are curling and dropping off. One has become leggy but I don't feel this is the right time to chop those leggy bits off. Would my cold porch or conservatory be better for them or finish them off? Any advice would be very welcome! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caterpillars

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:16

Where do you live Alidonne? I would have thought that the first frost would see them off. Perhaps the birds will find them on cold days. The green caterpillars are probably the lavae of the Cabbage White butterfly and I am very surprised that they are still around.mine disappeared in November when the weather changed.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:06

I logged in to this forum today to cheer myself up after reading the newspaper. Long may it continue!

Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:37

According to my RHS book there are annuals and perennials nut, sorry to argue!

Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:28

hello Gem, I have been growing a Black Eyed  Susie for years and if you mean Thunbergia, I'm afraid they don't last through the winter and get a bit straggly at the end of the season. I believe there is a perennial type so perhaps you have that variety.  They would always be frost tender whichever one you are growing so maybe a tidying up of the plant would be the most you could do for it but don't build your hopes up! 

Plum tree infestation

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Thank you so much for your reply. Further research has led me to believe that the pest is sawfly lavae and not plum moth so perhaps I might try spraying the tree in spring when the blossom falls. There isn't any other place for my tree to go so it may be worth trying to save this one. Other than that would a pear tree be suitable?

Plum tree infestation

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:08

Hello everyone, I haven't been on the forum for quite a while but now find myself in need of  advice from some of you knowledgeable people out there!  I have had a lovely Victoria plum tree for about ten years and it has given me many pounds of lovely plums over the years, however the plum tree moth is now becoming unmanageable and my trap is not sufficient to kill off enough of the pesky creatures? Could I replace it. Safely with a cherry tree?

What is it?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:27

If it's not a foxglove it could be comfrey, they look very similar. Time will tell!

barrel ponds

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:16

Yes, you definitely need a plant to oxygenate the water but you could try to add something nice As well.Frogs love to lie on the plant pots on hot days. If possible put your plants in a plant pot on something raised. You have to use special pond soil or something low grade to fill the pots as a rich soil will make the water green.good luck wth all of this, I hope it works well for you.  

barrel ponds

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:37

Frogs and other pond creatures like still water. I have had two solar powered fountains and didn't have much success with either of them but then my pond does not get a great deal of sun. Perhaps others on the forum have had more success. 

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Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Plum tree infestation

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