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Is my black bamboo flowering?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 13:30
Thanks all for the advice. I'm glad you think it's a new stem @Philippa. Hopefully I'll have a nice healthy looking set of canes.

Is my black bamboo flowering?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 02:30
Good point with the seeds @Buttercupdays. I'm not sure either @Strangethingie, I've no idea what a rouge plant is.

Is my black bamboo flowering?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/77917.jpg?width=350&height=960&mode=max

 Bit of a background to the current situation: I bought this bamboo online and when delivered was really disappointed with its condition. Really potbound, which I understand is not too much of an issue for a bamboo. Extremely dry and a lot of the foliage showed leafburn. Stems were very weedy. I gave it a bit of TLC and removed dead leaves. Shortly after it greened up but did nothing in terms of growing. Now within the last week I see 2 of these unusual growths which I can only assume are flower spikes. After reading up it would seem that my bamboo may be near the end of its rather short life...

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:24
Thanks @BlueDragon & @Fairygirl . I've just used a weaker soap solution on my dianthus and it seemed to do the trick. Though I was late with my sweet peas this year and it'll be a little while before they're flowering. I'll get the garlic nearer the time.

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:53

Well I've never come across that method, Blue Dragon. I will definitely give that a go. I assume it won't affect pollinators in any way as it's natural.

 

Thanks a lot, I'll let you know how it goes...

Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:22

Hi all,

 

Any sweet pea experts that can offer some good advice. Last year my soapy water mix seemed to damage the flower petals by drying them out. In fact, my Fairy dish soap seemed to dry out the petals better than the aphids! Not good, so before they suffered the same as last year, I wondered if anybody had overcame the same situation.

 

Thanks in advance.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:10

Thanks @verdun, if the situation doesn't improve then that's what I'll do.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:01
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

You might have been over-watering, especially as the weather is still not very warm. While the temperatures are low let the compost dry out between waterings - lots of useful info on this site http://msucares.com/news/print/sgnews/sg11/sg110215.html

Good luck 

Thank you Dovefromabove, that would make sense as I may have been a bit over zealous with the watering can. Thanks for the link, will check it out now.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:53

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24624.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 This pic shows the patches appearing on some of the petals.

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24623.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 Some of the petals wither away. They don't appear to have any bite marks however.

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Discussions started by DickieLeysh

Is my black bamboo flowering?

There are 2 spikes that look very different to the usual canes 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 09:06

Aphids on my sweet peas

Not the soapy water method. 
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Last Post: 29/05/2015 at 13:34

SOS my Senetti is struggling

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
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