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Jigsaw Gill

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Brown leaves on rhododendrons

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:05

Morning - just been out to look. We have 3 different Rhodes each running into the other. The purple one seems most affected and leaves are nearly all brown spotted, but flat, some have brown tips. The red one next to it has quite a few brown spotty flat leaves and the white one next to that seems okay. All have had a good cut back because very overgrown, must be over 30 years old.

Brown leaves on rhododendrons

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:01

We had very overgrown Rhodes which we cut back dramatically last summer and this year although flowering beautifully the leaves are turning brown. Don't know why or what ,if anything, can be done?

Red beetles

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 20:05

Thank you all for the fast response. I had a feeling they were bad news.

Red beetles

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 18:53

Just been putting supports around my oriental lilies and noticed several red beetles on the leavesI I guess this is lily beetle but what do I do with it?

Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:44

Must admit we drink strong filter coffee and our patio now has a lovely whiff of coffee when walking past pots! Doesn't seem to have had a detrimental effect on plants so far. Just been out on slug patrol and only found 4 slugs whereas two weeks ago the count one night was 68 just on the patio! So slowly I think making headway

Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:14

Steep hill that's an interesting one I'll try. We like strong coffee at breakfast and I use the grinds around the edge of all my pots now and find that works better than anything else for me, but will try the watering now as well.

Verbena B

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:34

I've just had some verbena seeds free with a magazine. If I sow them now are they likely to flower this year?

Poorly hebe

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 08:02

Okay thanks for advice both of you. Fingers crossed then.

Poorly hebe

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 23:09

I planted a hebe heartbreaker in August 2012 and it survived the winter beautifully, then suddenly about three weeks ago it started to go really brown. I think there may be just a few healthy small branches now. I'm assuming that the last heavy frost has upset it, but at a loss what to do now. I am watering regularly and have given a dose of soluble aspirin. Should I leave alone for a while apart from watering or would it help to cut off the dead foliage? Any advice please?


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:02

No mine is nothing like as tall as that, but also leaves not spotty so not lungwort. I looked at symphytum hidcote at a garden centre yesterday and it is very much like that but smaller.

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