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Begonia problem

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:50

Could it be powdery mildew?

 

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:48

My poor gardenia has been attacked by vine weevil, red spider mite, aphids and snails.

It only produced one flower all year!

But I love it dearly and the scent when flowers actually grow, is heavenly.

 I've decided to take it out of its pot, checking all is good with roots, changing the soil etc, then putting it indoors, in a bright spot with no direct sunlight, cool and away from radiators, in the hope it may be happier (I don't think it likes my damp, cold garden in the winter).

Is there any particular compost it would like most, any particular pot (it's currently in a terracotta one), any particular aspect etc, that I don't know about?

We may  get a small garden room built next year, mainly in glass and was wondering if it's a plant that likes a cool conservatory-type space or not.

I'm not giving up on it!

Many thanks.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:42

Looks very similar to a wild violet I have in my garden, but could be wrong.

North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:41

How big a plant are you looking for? 

Peace lillies can look lovely in a large pot, and mine is in a very cool part of the house. 

Regular misting though.

Maybe someone knows, but would a sarcococca work in a pot? They certainly don't mind cold, dry spots outdoors in my garden, totally in the shade. Lovely flowers in winter and berries to follow, but have never grown them on an I heated porch.

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Aaaaaaah! Thanks pootler  Cant remember it being so manky last year though...

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:22

Send some over to me, Sue!

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 15:24

I hope I can curse mine in a few years then!

Rose with a leggy bit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:20

Its always lovely to guess the plant, especially when you inherit one! Good luck.

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:19

Mine still have their leave on too, though they're a bit straggly.

my neighbour, who has a lovely lily clump in her garden tells me they can be hard to grow, especially from bulb (easier to establish in the green).

Also, I stuck mine in soil that wasn't well drained, so had to move them, which they hated! They also like ericacious soil, another thing I didn't know and won't always flower well without.

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:15

Sounds just like mine - yello bottom half. But my flower spikes thankfully don't look limp.

i wondered if it just went through a less attractive leaf phase midsummer perhaps...

Thanks for replying - hope yours survives.

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