Heather Michaels

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some of the flowers in my garden

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:05

Loving the flowers in the wellies Flora Rosa!

Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:49

Beautiful. So much prettier that my pink geraniums, and so many flowers.

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:37

Hi Verdun, thanks. OK pots it is! We're not totally shaded,  we do get sun in the garden but the back gets the sun in the morning and the front in the afternoon up until the height of summer when the sun is at its highest, then we get a good blast all over the garden. I have mostly things that will cope with a mix of sun and shade. The problem is the trees. There are just so many of them! I'm in the perverse situation of having more sun in the garden during the autumn and winter than in the spring and summer!  I thought I'd give these ago though as I couldn't stand to know they'd been abandoned. I'll see how they go. 

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:11

Salino, I had a sniff. I thought it smelled quite nice actually, although in fairness its a young plant so it might be a different story when there are a lot more flowers! 

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:07

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have very heavy clay soil, which after this weekend's rain is now absolutely sodden and will take an age to dry out but in light of the advice one the ground is dried out I'll ground plant them, providing I can find somewhere sunny enough (not so much space for any more planting, its pretty full) so the advantage was to leave in the pots where I could move them if they weren't getting enough sun, my garden is also not the sunniest in the world. They haven't got any worse in the last few days so I guess that's good but I will try to take some cuttings as one of them is already leggy. One question though, if I take cuttings, do I have to keep them indoors or under cover at all. I really don't have anywhere indoors I can leave them and I don't have a greenhouse or anything outside (unfortunately). 

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! 

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