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Can you identify this clematis please?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:50

I've lost the label  

 

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Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 11:17

GUESS WHAT! I was so preoccupied with the Tour de France up here in Yorkshire over the weekend that I didn't do anything in the garden - didn't even go for a walk round it.  But this morning I was out there, and lo and behold, the dust had vanished from the penstemons!!    Was it the heavy rainfall on Friday night that cleared it away?  Am wondering if those of you who had the white dust problem still have it?

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 15:42

No gf, this isn't limescale residue from GC watering. My plants were bought last year and the first crop of flowers did have this white dust, but I don't think the second one did.  In Spring I cut them right down and transplanted them to a new spot in the garden, where they are doing exceptionally well.  So all the current flowers have never seen a nursery and have only been watered with rainwater.

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:36

Brilliant idea pootler!  I would love to go but have a poorly leg at the moment.

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 10:24

Dove, my first thought was a farina of some sort, and like pootler, I googled it but without success.  I looked at your link and those penstemons have it, but I think my Ravens are darker.  As you say, probably time to call in the experts!

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 19:23

That's exactly what it looks like Pootler, and it definitely doesn't look like mildew.  It's as though someone has come along and covered the flowers - not the leaves - with finely sifted icing sugar.

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:31

We shall just have to await a visit from those who are wiser and more knowledgeable than us, V S  

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:13

I have some beautiful purple Raven pentstemons, but all the flowers are covered with a dusty white deposit.  It's definitely not mildew.  What causes this, and will it go away eventually?  I have some other pink penstemons and they aren't affected.

Thinning out and transplanting annual flower seedlings

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:52

Has anyone experience of thinning out and transplanting love in a mist and eschscholzia (Californian poppy) seedlings?  This year was my first attempt at direct sowing, so I followed Monty's advice and popped them into the flowing lines that I had drawn in the flower bed.  However, they are quite big now and are very close together.  Any advice gratefully received!

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My latest post - now you see it, now you don't

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:11

On 15th June I added a post to a thread started 2 days previously.  When I click on this thread, my post is clearly visible.  But in my list of followed threads the "latest post" should be mine, but instead it is given as the one before mine.  What is going on? 

Also, if I click on the Latest Posts list, it's not there either.

Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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White Dianthus "Memories"

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A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Muscari dilemma

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Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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