London (change)
Today 12°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 8°C / 8°C

Jess is in the Garden

Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

1 to 10 of 751

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

I wish i could do it here Dove - would mean I would finally have what we Londoners crave most - SPACE!

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:24

Jo: you must have a point - I think I will repot in Spring, adding loads more grit etc, so that soil is even poorer and more free draining. Thanks!

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:23


I always do nothing.

They are on a south facing windowsill and i'm in London, so it's never that cold.

I never prune them over winter, so the old, wrinkled foliage protects the plant. Then I cut ugly bits off in sprig once frost risk has passed.

Seems to work 

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 17:54

Jo - yes it is - there are 4 plants, 2 in each box, alongside each other.

Dove (Hello! )  in an ideal world, where I had a house big enough to swing a cat, that would be exactly what I would do but I haven't the room to store anywhere under cover. I have trimmed off all the bad leaves though. Strangely, it's still flowering beautifully, which makes me think it may be oedema, rather than rust, as the plant doesn't seem too bothered, for now...

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 22:29


Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 22:10

Oedema I think. The tan leaves especially. Nothing I can do about it then 

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 22:07

True, it does resemble both jo....I think I need to examine more leaves tomorrow. Thanks!

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 21:56

Nooooo don't say that! The one thing I can't change is how much it has rained 


I'm ok with insect pests, but fungal problems are a nightmare....

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 21:51

Looks like both! However, the brown dots on underside of leaves firm a little circular pattern, which looks a bit more like rust than oedema.

what a great site, Pansy! Will bookmark it.


with all this rain, I'm not surprised I have rust....and not best pleased. Not sure I even know how to treat it....


thank you so much, both of you. 

What kind of plant is this?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 21:19

Bet that has gorgeous flowers!

1 to 10 of 751

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
Replies: 21    Views: 583
Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
Replies: 4    Views: 357
Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
Replies: 13    Views: 538
Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
Replies: 10    Views: 850
Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
Replies: 46    Views: 1407
Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 800
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 354
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 505
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1642
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1583
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 415
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 360
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 15    Views: 732
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 470
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 562
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
1 to 15 of 69 threads