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Quadmire lawn

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:51


Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:45

It has been very warm here in London the past few days and the last frost we had was well over 3 weeks ago, by the way.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:44

Update: clematis now has its feet in total shade, the rest is in the sun for about 5 hours per day. 

It has had plenty of water and is free draining, no water logging (have checked - soil nice and moist).

No insects to speak of.

I have put down eco slug pellets, that normally work well in other area, but haven't seen any telltale traces of slime ever.

I've even sprayed it with fungicide, in case it is a fungal wilt.

It is getting yellower by the day and there are no more new shoots trying to merge. Only 2 set,s of the original 6 are left.

It is definitely going to die at this rate, and I've absolutely no idea what to do next.

I've only ever had success with my clems and I have tried all the advice - HELP!

Mango Plant

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:23

How cool! My friend grew one of these years ago and it looked like a mini palm as it grew.


Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:21

Be aware that ceanothus has a bit of a reputation for being rather hard to take cuttings from (apparently, so I've heard!)

I've nevr had any luck whatsoever, but then maybe I am not doing it right...

What are your favourite self-seeding annuals?

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:16

Verbena Bonariensis. Love it near the house where you can see through it. Bees love it and in autumn the goldfinches come and nibble the seeds!

please identify my tree/ shrub

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 19:15

Could this be a lime?

Identifying this plant

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 17:54

agree with ladybird - looks a bit chlorotic

Last edited: 17 May 2017 17:56:07

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 03:57

Thanks for explaining to those not totally in the know:-)

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 22:38

Thanks Fairygirl - yes, I've watered it religiously since day 1. I never changed its watering regime, and even topped up after rainfall, as it often isn't enough unless very heavy.

I checked soil down to about halfway and it felt moist.

The other planting is minuscule - a tiny cutting of a hardy geranium only.

No forst to speak of since I planted it though. Yes, we had some of that Arctic chill the other week, but this wilting started before that, when the weather was milder.

I'll move the pot to a cooler place, where its feet are shaded, but it can climb up to the sunlight and watch out for slugs!

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