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Is this blight?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:29

Thanks to all of you for your advice and reassurance. Just off to order a copy of  'Idiot's guide to British weather'

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:24

Oops! I must have missed it

Thanks nut and Dove and CG

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:55

No frost. I wonder if over-zealous watering might have anything to do with it.

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:53

Sorry, it might help if I post the photo


Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:50

I am growing potatoes in 4 bags. They started off in the greenhouse and were moved outside about a month ago. I have been topping up the compost as the leaves show and the bags are now pretty much full.

I have just noticed that some of the leaves are looking ropey.Is this the dreaded blight?

Please help with plant/tree ID

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:18

TallPoppy, the first is definitely a Chaenomeles, perhaps 'Pink Lady'.

Sorry, can't help with second

One probable weed, one possible keeper

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 13:01

Thanks again for your help nutcutlet

One probable weed, one possible keeper

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 12:50

Thanks Gardenmaiden, punkdoc, nutcutlet.

I assume that the Hellebore argutifolius is a seedling (although I have never grown it here). It may have come under the fence from neighbours garden. Am I right in thinking that it will not come true, and if so, is it likely to be worth keeping?

One probable weed, one possible keeper

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:51

Morning all. Could the assembled Brains Trust help identify 2 plants please. I am pretty sure that the first is a weed, but I would appreciate confirmation before I dig it out.

 The second is a survivor at the back of an overgrown border. I know there were some campanulas in there (seemingly long lost). Could this be one of them?


Two plant ID's please

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 17:27

Thanks for the replies. I originally wrote this on the day of the OP, but pressed the wrong key and zapped the whole message. Then the rest of life got in the way!

Gm - it has never flowered as far as I am aware, so it might be a long wait

Nut - I wouldn't be at all surprised if it is a geriatric hyacinth. I last grew them years ago and probably put them in a pot and then forgot them (seems to be a theme developing here). I had an inkling that the subject of the second pic was a lily.

Lyn - the plant in pic 1 is going on the compost heap, the lily is going to get some TLC

Thanks again for your help

Discussions started by keepitlive

What is eating my overwintering Chinese cabbage

Destroying the heart and leaving loads of frass 
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Is this blight?

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One probable weed, one possible keeper

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Two plant ID's please

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Can anyone identify this please?

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PM behaviour seems odd... or is it just me? 
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I would welcome advice on pros and cons of GH partition 
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