Jess is in the Garden


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Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 21:16

Thanks Obelixx, the mimosa has been taken out now.


very sad...


It was riddled with disease...

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 20:56

Oh no 😔 Obelixx it looks and sounds exactly like verticillium wilt...


The whole tree is affected and there seems to be no cure...


I do wonder whether dumping some heavy duty fungicide into the soil, once mimosa has gone, to kill off the spores, may help?


Worst possible outcome for this poor tree, but good to know what we're dealing with.


Thanks for your time Obelixx - I can always rely on you 🙂

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 19:24

Anyone? 

Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:19

Thanks all. I have no way of testing the soil sadly,  and am leaving this wonderful garden in a weeks time...was hoping to plant up a lilac for my host before I left, as it's her favourite plant!


maybe I should choose a less high maintenance spot.

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:16

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:15

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:05


Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 17:57

Thanks Obelixx.


Ive given it a very good cut to remove as many of the dead bits I can reach, including reducing the crown which was all dead.


I'm very worried about it though, as from the photos below it looks ill to me. Is this some sort of dieback? Should the core be brownish black?!


it looks horrible 😶


The green branches first seem to go entirely yellow, then develop black marks, that go through to the core, before eventually turning he whole stem black.

Can anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:05

 Gah, I've still a lot to learn!

Can anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:04

Looks like a flowering cherry, but I'm sure if I'm massively off target someone will correct me soon enough!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Best plant for an east facing site

Large shrub or tree? 
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Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

No idea what is wrong with it... 
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Small Tree I.D.

Can't remember the name! 
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Ficus disease or normal phenolic glands?!

Utterly stumped - please help as it's losing all its leaves... 
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Pest on my house ficus

Leaves drying and falling off 
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Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 18:59

Plant ID please

Is this a tree? 
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Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Do I need to improve the soil at all? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2017 at 18:19

Ill mimosa tree

Why? 
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Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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GW iplayer not working

- unable to watch tonight's episode! 
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Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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