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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!

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 21:12


 


 

i have two boxes of white pelargoniums, were doing really well (south east facing, watered only when it rains, good free draining soil with grit).

Then I noticed the leaves browning and dropping.

still flowering well, but the leaves were beautiful and now are not!

what is this disease? 

Thanks.

What is this succulent please?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Thanks. Norfolk- I've had a good look and it's definitely oscularia. Now I just wish I knew how to propagate it!

What is this succulent please?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:32

Thanks Alan - will go and google! 

What is this succulent please?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 10:05

Succulent, hardy down to -5C, slow growing, about 4 years old now, tiny pink flowers in mid summer, evergreen. Tried to take a cutting but didn't work, so will try to collect seeds, if I can find any and grow from them. Cannot for the life of me remember the name though. Any ideas? Thanks. Sorry about netting in front, it's fixed!

 


 

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:17

Many thanks Paul - my (last remaining) phalaenopsis is in a warm, south east facing living room, out of direct sunlight and not on a windowsill but on a coffer! 

I have taken advice from here and shifted it to a north west facing windowsill (double glazing) to see of anything changes...I still don't know if it has been attacked by a pest though...but I'm very bloody minded and refuse to give up on it!

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 15:15

Hello Dove, I'm sorry about your parents  it's so sad when they are elderly and you have to see them deteriorating. Alzheimers is a particularly cruel disease...

Lovely that your daughter is into gardening now - you must be very very very proud! Mine is only 7, but seems to love pottering with me (so far, whist it's still cool to be seen with your mum), so I have some hope she may love plants when she is older. Watch this space 

What will you plant once the ash is gone? I suppose you'll have to put a lot of goodness back into the soil too, to replenish?

Take care 

 

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 08:44

Hi Dove  Sorry I've been off the radar somewhat recently...how are things?

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Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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