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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!

hct

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.

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:48

Bump

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:52

Didn't Perennial have a Plant Creche there?  They do at lots of shows.  For a small donation to the Gardener's charity, you can leave your trolley there and keep coming back to fill it with plants, saving you the inconvenience of trying to steer it round people, which often slows you down a lot.  For those who don't know, if you are happy to help staff a Perennial Plant Creche for a couple of hours, you will be given a free ticket to that show.  I know they were recently looking for more volunteers for their Hampton Court Plant Creche.  Contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Garnet via Twitter @act4perennial or 07717 727213 for more details. July 8-13.  If you are on Facebook you can have a look at their page:  Perennial GrbsHelper

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:43

I've opened up some of the buds and there is a sort of inanimate little larva inside.  Any ideas on how I can stop this happening?

Help! I'm being attacked!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:39

Can anyone recommend some thornproof long sleeved gloves that will save my arms from being shredded when I'm tying up my extremely exuberant climbing roses?

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:10

Bumpety bump!

Discussions started by happycottontail

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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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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Pesky pigeons

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Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Surprise tomato plant!

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Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

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Hebe Purple Pixie

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Japanese Anemone not happy

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Agastache Black Adder

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What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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