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Invasive Dodder Weed

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:52

Tkx Bob........  Will let you know if I see it elsewhere...........

Invasive Dodder Weed

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:47

Thanks PF for your fast response, much appreciated.

It's growing on a Felicia & a Verbena. The latter I bought in a market in the UK (we live in France) and the Felicia is in it's 2nd year and we didn't have any problems then. At present I've cut both plants down to below where the Dodder was. Do you think this is enough or should I just hoick them out? Let's face it, it's not as if either plant is some sort of exotic hybrid.....................

Invasive Dodder Weed

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:14

Have just found this in a particular patch of one of our flower borders. Wasn't too sure what it was at first and it's most strange as it doesn't seem to have any roots nor does it touch the ground anywhere but it seems to be strangling it's host plant. Having surfed the net, it looks like it's called "Dodder" and is rather rare here in Europe. No ideas how it arrived in our garden but does anyone know of how best to get rid of it?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60535.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

Drooping leaves on trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:14

So, been to the nursery I bought the plant from. Oh dear.
The first person I spoke to, the one in charge of plants told me that the plant was probably too wet but we'd better speak to the Head Honcho. HH then told me that the plant was probably too dry......

The only thing they agreed on was that it was probably dying............
Well thanks for that guys, really helpful..............

Drooping leaves on trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:42

Tkx Pete8. No fertiliser has been used and it doesn't seem to have insects on it. It's really weird as this is the second one that we appear to be losing. The previous one was lost about 2mths ago before it really got hot and I did wonder, tho' I can't think why, that it had something to do with a bird seed house that was placed directly above. I know it doesn't sound logical but the first plant died and since I moved the bird house close to the second plant that's started to droop........  Most odd......

Perhaps I'll take a cutting and take it to the nursery I bought the plant from to see if they have any thoughts. If so, I'll let you know.

Drooping leaves on trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:47

Hi,

Bought one of these about a year ago and everything up to recently was fine. It's in a wooden planter with drainange holes, about 40cm cubed and has grown up to about 1Mtr high. It's climbing up a trellis on my shed and is facing West.
It's been flowering now for quite a while but I noticed about 2wks ago that the leaves, still green, were beginning to droop somewhat. Oddly enough, for me at any rate, the drooping seemed to start at the top of the plant. Now virtually all the leaves are drooping and I'm not too sure why. The soil is wet but not waterlogged so I'm not too sure what can be causing it. Anyone got any ideas please?

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