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Olive tree - black and white leaves problem

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 20:29

Hi folks. Can anyone tell me what's happening to me olive tree. It's been on my patio in a pot for several years and is now about 4 foot high. It's never done amazingly well and I've never had any fruit but this year it seems to have a real problem. 


All the leaves are blackened with white spots randomly scattered. I took a leaf off to examine and the blackness is a kind of smutty covering on the top surface only and can be rubbed off with a nail. I'm thinking it's a fungal problem but I'm no expert. Can anyone suggest anything?


Cheers


James


Name that plant!

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 13:19

Kalanchoe Uniflora?

What Pieris have I got?

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 13:05

Thanks Lantana 


The plant in the picture is of my one which I've probably had about 10 years or so. Unfortunately the label has long gone. I'm wondering if it's some sort of varigated variety. I'll just have to keep an eye out in the local nurseries and failing that, I can try and do some cuttings.


Thanks again


James

What Pieris have I got?

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 14:39

Anyone?

What Pieris have I got?

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 17:59

Hi folks. 


I went to the garden centre today to get a pieris to match one I already have but when I got there, there were more varieties than I thought. I thought I had 'Forest Flame' but there were two in the garden centre and neither looked exactly the same as mine. One had darker mature leaves and blood red young leaves, the other was paler with yellowy leaves. Mine seems to have mottled adult leaves and a salmon pink young leaves. Any ideas?


Cheers


James 


Interesting plant ID please

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 16:33

I think I might try and get one and see how it goes. I have quite sandy soil (well pretty much dust in the summer). It should be quite happy in the warmer months and maybe put it in the greenhouse over winter.


Thanks for the info.


James :-)

Interesting plant ID please

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 22:59

Thanks for the identification Nutcutlet! I've never seen one before. It was thriving, maybe there's a mini micro-climate there I don't know 🤔.  Pictures are from today.

Last edited: 17 March 2017 23:01:36

Interesting plant ID please

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 22:41

Hi folks,


Whilst on a little trip to Swanage earlier, I noticed this interesting plant growing near the car park. It looks rather tropical and was growing in rather an exposed position on the sea front. It was about 6 foot high with lots of limbs coming from a central point on the ground. Any ideas?


Cheers


James



Veg plot interloper ID

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 14:43

Thanks for the replies. :-) I crushed a leaf and it just smells of cut grass. Not carroty really.


cheers


James

Veg plot interloper ID

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:51

Morning everybody!


I've just been getting my veg plot ready for the year ahead and have found an interloper happily growing there. Can anyone ID him for me?


Cheers


James




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