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curling leaves

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 14:25

That makes sense as my Dhalias had a few which i sprayed off with water and are fine now, best to take cuttings from the healthy branches then, thankyou Bob

cool, cant wait until they friut next year, its my first time growing blackcurrants so have been a little apprehensive, like a mother with a new baby lol

curling leaves

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 14:06

My blackcurrant has started to have leaf problems, some of the new top leaves are curling over and looking deformed, I have searched for bugs but nothing that the eye can see, the plant itself is in its first year of growth and is doing really well otherwise. I wanted to take cuttings  for more plants for next year but not sure if I should now !  Its in full sun most of the day and thought this could be a factor yet no leaves are brown and all my other potted plants are doing great, Help please

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:48

If your a dab hand in the kitchen then try growing some herbs they are relatively easy to grow and rewarding with flavour, Thyme is great in a pot and has really pretty flowers. Just fill a pot with all purpose compost thats a little damp, sprinkle on a few seeds, lightly cover with more compost and water a little, then keep moist, at this time of year they will soon pop up. Mint is also a good one for the pot as it can take over in the garden, as is rosemary and sage. All these herbs will give you many years of pleasure hope that helps, good luck,  post a pic when you have sorted your dilemma so we can see your achievements

Black clusters of aphid/fly

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:24

mine also have had this but i am adverse to using insecticides, spray bottle of water usually works for me, I do this daily even if there are no bugs present, my dahlias are looking stunning


Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:31

missed that issue am gutted now I can see Tonks!

Wind/sun burn

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:24

Cut the top one back and give it a feed, it may come back, worth a shot!

Second one I would give some TLC.

I also have south facing and at times can be very unforgiving, all mine are in pots on a balcony, so I put them where they get a bit of shade, closest to the railing, this alone has really improved things


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:04

Like Fairygirls, mine also just started flowering, later than I had expected, Cant wait, I love these lovely little flowers with their heavenly scent


A BEE thing.

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 13:32

You have a little insect paradise their 

Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 13:05

I just use a spray bottle of water, checking plants daily, has worked for me. Saying that, I have a container/balcony garden. I have had black fly on my dhalias but,

no longer, buds and flowers still looking stunning

Shady honeysuckle

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:57

Thanks alot for the info, never grown honeysuckle before as I was told they needed alot of care, will they do well in a pot?  and any care suggestions 

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