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nelly moser

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 07:03

I find that sometimes older clematis leaves do become discoloured - I ignore it and none of them have come to any harm. 

Rose help needed

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 07:01

I agree with the above -  and roses will always get these problems - and we can't expect our plants to look immaculate so don't panic!

I don't use insecticides so I I brush most of the aphids off with my fingers and leave the rest for the ladybirds and bluetits.

I pick up and dispose of fallen leaves affected by black spot and otherwise ignore it - if buying new roses I try to go for ones that have some resistence.

Oriental poppies dying out

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:55

Hi Emma - have you got a link to that article please?  I've been searching the net and can't find it

Pumpkin plants

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:50

Plant it out in the ground and plant it slightly 'on the wonk' so that it doesn't actually have to bend to lie on the ground if you get my meaning.  The roots will sort themselves out. 


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:45

So did I


The scent in the garden yesterday evening was lovely - the honeysuckle is just coming out (it looks as if it's going to be the best it's ever been) and the Sweet Rocket is blooming it's socks off

Tomato Plant (No Side Shoots)?

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:43

Just a thought - is this grown from seed you saved from last year,  or bought seed?


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:37

You could try taking some softwood cuttings - antirrhinum usually root fairly regularly - then you'll have some more plants for next year


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:20

It does sound rather contemplative


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 06:16

Good morning Lesley, Hosta and  whoever arrives later ...

I had to get up and change the middleweight duvet for the lightest one last night, but we still have that chilly wind coming from the east too so outside could be warmer.  Hopefully the wind will drop soon  ...

What on earth is this ??

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:31

Yes, looks like a Red-headed Cardinal Beetle

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