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Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:42

Thanks both, I guess it also depends on whether there are other plants they prefer and what they're used to.

getting a kitten this year, so may need to keep a closer eye than usual, once it starts going out.

that said, when I had my first cats years ago, I had no idea about toxic plants and always kept a peace lily in the house! Ignorance was bliss.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:21

Are peace lilies also poisonous to cats, as they're indoor plants?

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:12

Sorry everyone, been off site for a bit and only just saw latest comment...

Dove, did the ash go peacefully and what became of your resident hedgehog?

our teeny London gardens don't have any hogs sadly - too many dogs, plus no through routes.

in my next home, which will hopefully be the last, I'd love to start a Hedgehog Street, if there are none there either.

orchids all died, rather predictable :-( but I have a new one, being chucked out by a neighbour, which I'm reviving - so far so good :-)

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!

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What disease is this? 
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