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More Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:37

Flowering will help to confirm it, but it looks a lot like purple loosestrife.  Lythrum salicaria

ID, please!

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:14

I think the first one is a cotoneaster.

Alluring plant in Italy

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:09

A hibiscus ,I think.

What happened to my blackberry?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:06

I can't think of anything else that would do that. Have you (or a neighbour) been spraying on a windy day?

Poison Ivy Identification after Rash

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:03

I'd check for Euphorbias first.

What happened to my blackberry?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 17:52

I cant see a picture but it sounds like weedkiller damage.

Lobelia Crystal Palace Problems

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 17:49

Nice crop of weeds. They are not lobelia. Lobelia generally need some heat to get them going, sprinkling in a windowbox outside is unlikely to work.  Usually, sow indoors in some gentle heat in February or March, prick out into boxes or  small pots . the seedlings are tiny, so putting a small patch of seedlings in a small pot is often easier. Harden off and plant out in final position end of May.

Please help - garden plants dying

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 09:31

Are all of these newly planted trees and shrubs, or established.?


Established trees and shrubs would only really need watering in drought conditions. Watering for an hour every day would mean a lot of surface roots, and the main roots do not grow properly because they have no need to search for water.


 Even newly planted , I would give a bucket of water once a week and allow to soak in.


 For basics on honey fungus


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180


You are likely to get the fruiting bodies (mushrooms ) in the autumn if that is what it is.

Victoria plums

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 09:24

Because I don't spray mine, I get some trouble with pink wigglers from plum moth. The infected ones ripen first. I tend to cut them all in half before consuming just to check.

Tomato blight or some other nasty? It was all going so well :(

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 19:26

If you remove all the affected leaves, leaving just a stem and tomatoes hanging, you have half a chance of them ripening. Sterilise (wipe with alcohol) the knife or secateurs between each plant.

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