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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:47

Hebe bushes

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:46

Excess water was my thought too Verd. Perhaps a bit waterlogged in the pot? Check that the drainage holes aren't blocked. I had one in a pot at the front door of a previous house. In the lee of the wall so never got any of the winter wet we have here, and I never really looked at it. Survived well on neglect.  I have three Vernicosas in large terracotta pots just now. They get a feed when I remember - which is basically once a year if they're lucky- and rarely watered. Looking great just now.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:41

No patience for plants with pests and diseases Verd  

I've never had any bother with vine weevils so I never think to use things like provado. Probably because we have such good growing conditions for them up here and they grow like weeds.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it...

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:34

I know you like Salvias Verd - I was being naughty 

I have a lily which is very tropical looking beside a dark Phormium. Think it's called Blackout. Last year I had a pot of dark nasturtiums in the same shade and they looked good all together. Canna  with them too. 

All in pots so easy to move around and group accordingly.

Viburnum Tinnus Prunus looking poorly

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:31

Hi Paul - the only pest that Viburnum  really suffers from is the viburnum beetle. Check to see if that looks like the damage your shrub has. They're tough shrubs so if it's established well enough that might be the problem.

Campanula - what to do with it ?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:54

And watch out for slugs in spring - they just love the new, juicy,  soft shoots 

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:49

'Pot' loads Tootles - very apt! 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:46

Hate to say it Pat,but, if it was me, I'd get rid of those. 

A healthy rhodie shrugs off vine weevil damage and most other pests and diseases - they're pretty tough. Unless someone knows better, I'd certainly lift the young shrubs and have a look for any nasties lurking in the soil.

If you feel it's worth trying to stop the damage and save the plants, you could prune them back and pot them up for now with some fresh soil and stick them somewhere to let them recover. Then check the soil they've been in and go from there.

See what others here think 

Ids please (revisited!)

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:40

Sorry Rob - think we all got carried away re the pond plant! 

I don't recognise the other two at all - I don't grow Golden Rod or the daisies -  but there are lots of far more knowledgeable people here than me so I reckon someone will help at some point. Flowers will definitely assist an ID 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:59

RB - it's the most beautiful glen I've ever had the privilege of walking through.The Munro itself ( you have to walk right along the glen about 7 miles before hitting the hill) isn't too exciting but the walk through the glen makes up for it in spades. My idea of heaven. 

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