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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:43

Thank you both. I'm happy now to just do as I have been with it and see how it goes.There are only a few flowers and not that sizey so I haven't noticed the smell yet. I'll go and have a sniff later and then I can let you know Salino.

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 15:25

Hello again everyone, me again!

Sorry for the million questions today.

I bought a beautiful Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" a couple of weeks ago. Already quite well established and on a framework. All I've done is transferred it to a bigger pot and kept it from drying out and its in a sunny position as stated on the tag.

I've notice today that a few of the leaves have large brown patches on them, and several more have what looks to be rust spots on them.

I'm hoping I can stop it getting any worse before it gets better but not sure what's causing it. Other than the few leaves with problems, it's still looking pretty good and it is flowering so I'm hoping its not something that will go rampaging through the whole plant and kill it off.

Advice and suggestions gratefully received. Pics below (again, bear with them, its a blustery old day and trying to take the pics was like a comedy of errors!!). Of course as soon as I came back inside, dead calm!

Brown splodge in middle of leaf, which came off in my hand as I tried to get a pic.


Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 15:15

Good afternoon everyone,

Your advice and assistance please.

My OH found two of these plants in their pots dumped at the recycling yard about a week ago and bought them home for me.

They aren't dead (yet) but they don't look fully alive either.

I pinched out and cut off anything dead or dying straight off and they looked much better just for that. I've positioned the pots in full sun, as the tag says and as it says they like dry soil haven't watered them so far (although its rained on them a bit!).

I've noticed however that in the last week, both plants have just as many dead or dying leaves as they had when I first saw them. What am I doing wrong? I'm sure they must need some moisture from time to time as I don't see how they can grow without it, but how much?

Both plants have lots and lots of flower buds in spite of all the dead looking leaves. Pics below. Apologies if they are rubbish pics, its blowing up a gale outside and the flippin things refused to hold still!


What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:32

Thanks Daintiness, I was wondering if it was self seeder or not. I'm really pleased that it is, it would be lovely to have a lot more. 

What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:31

That was quick 4thPanda! Thank you. I'll have a scout on the internet and see if I can find out which variety. I don't know anything about aquilegia's at all so I'll need to find out how to care for it. The infernal wind is doing its best to kill it off as we speak. Grrrr! 

What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:24

Good morning everyone,

I found this gorgeous guy growing in my garden a couple of weeks ago. Whether its a present from the birds this year or whether it didn't come up last year due to the awful weather I don't know, but I love it.

No idea what it is though. Help please. Thank you.

 Sorry the pics are a bit dark but hopefully you can ID from these. The flowers have since opened into what I think you'd call bell shaped.

Unknown Plant/Small tree ID

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:24

Dan sorry didn't mean to sound as though you can only do this on a PC but that's they only way I do it and the way I knew, I've no idea how to do it by other means than the PC but others on here will be able to help you with that although I see you already have the ID's you needed so that's great. Pretty Azalea's

Unknown Plant/Small tree ID

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:51

Daniel if you're on a PC you'll see a picture of a tree above the text box where you type you're bits and pieces, just click on that and then select which pic you want to upload and the rest I'm sure you'll know!

Plant ID assistance

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:25

Looks like an Apple tree to me Becky but I'm certainly no expert. I'm sure someone else with help you with a positive ID

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:19

Can't help with 1 - 3 Victoria but I would have gone with Ribes for number 4 as well! Not so many plants that smell like cat wee!

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