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Talkback: Impatiens downy mildew

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:58

Ferns are my favourite plant for any shady spot! (Just thought I would throw that out there.)

Pieris Japonica

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:50

Don't think I have overwatered the plant... if anything I could have given it more water over the past couple of months.

The leaves shedding may just be old foliage, but combined with all the little lumps on the stems, worried it is a disease?

Phoenix Canariensis help

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:48

Shouldn't be pot bound... I only moved it from the smaller pot we bought it into, to the larger pot a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if it was in a heated room at the garden centre, but it was outside and has now been moved into our porch which gets a lot of light but hardly any direct sun light (which is what the tag said were the conditions it liked). It may have overwatered it as the soil did take a long time to dry, so could this be it?

Pieris Japonica

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:07

Been watering this a lot over the past few days, but the leaves are still shedding and there are lots of spots on all the stems, which do not appear to be an insect so possible fungal infection?


Phoenix Canariensis help

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:03

Could someone tell me what the green tenticles are growing out the base of my Pheonix Canariensis?


 Also, not sure if it doesn't like the lack of sun or too much, but we've cut all the drying out foliage so hard to tell if this will survive or not.


Can i grow clematis in a trough?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:57

This should be ok. I would try it and if after a few years the clematis gets too big for its boots (so to speak), then transplant it. Just don't go for the smallest trough, but one of the deeper, wider ones (and make sure it has good drainage).

Help with sunburnt chilli plants

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:05



 Just tried to rescue my chilli seedlings from our Mini-Greenhouse, and they look pretty shrivelled! I have moved them into the cool darkness of the garage and given them a good spraying of water to rehydrate them. Anyone know if they may be salvageable or if they are a write-off? Been growing them since January so will be devastated if they are done for!



What type of Bamboo??

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 17:09
ziggy wrote (see)

...Think the Fatsia Japonica has taken the worse bashing with the cold weather this year...


 It was sad to see the Fatsia in the frosts with it's drooping foliage. Hopefully they'll be ok though now


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 17:04

I was about to say put in a strong metal barrier, but as MuddyFork pointed out, roots can go pretty deep. Might be worth a try though?

All year plants

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 11:35

Nooooo! not Bluebells! They spread like crazy and damage other plants

Discussions started by Huntertony

Another Mystery Plant thread

What could it be? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 19:08

Hardy Tropical or Mediterranean Plants

Anyone know the best ones for UK climate? 
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Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 08:03

Pieris Japonica

Strange dots and leaves shedding 
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Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 08:50

Phoenix Canariensis help

Not a happy Palm tree 
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Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 10:10

Help with sunburnt chilli plants

Left outside in mini-greenhouse for 4 hours 
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Last Post: 23/04/2013 at 14:05

Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Can anyone shed some light on this plant? 
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Last Post: 05/04/2013 at 09:01

Dry tips on house plants

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Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 20:24

Where is everybody from...

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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 12:55

Drosera Capensis

Which would you choose and why? 
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Last Post: 25/02/2013 at 10:16

Tiny black flies

Little tiny black flies that seem to love soil 
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Last Post: 16/02/2013 at 10:53

Blueberry bushes

Pot or plant? 
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Last Post: 07/02/2013 at 18:37

Guess the little tree

What could it be, this little tree? 
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Last Post: 24/01/2013 at 16:14

Gardeners World Chilli Trial

In 2006 Gardeners World did a Chilli Trial 
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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 14:22

Courgette Help

Courgette Help please! 
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Last Post: 11/07/2012 at 19:15

Do I harvest my Potatoes soon?

Do I harvest my Potatoes soon? 
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