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Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:46

Thanks Fleurisa, I always like to ignore the obvious. The thing is, I remember reading somewhere that Cosmos flowered through October.

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:22

I have 3 pots, each planted with Cosmos, Begonia and trailing Petunias. They have been flowering their heads off since June, but over the last week or so, the Cosmos have started to look very tired. The colour of the foliage goes pale, with small white flecks or bands, then the lower foliage starts turning brown and crisp.

The other plants still look fine. The pots have been watered regularly for the most part (daily in the very hot weather, every 3 days otherwise) and fed weekly with tomato food. "The most part" could be the problem - on a couple of occasions during the hot weather, the daily watering was missed.

What is the most likely cause of this decline?

Thanks

 

 

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:29

Peter Ustinov, David Niven, Billy Connolly, Germaine Greer, Annie Lennox, Katharine Hepburn

Private Messages

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:21

No, I deserved it. I seem to be having more and more of them.

Private Messages

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:23

Obviously it was just me. Please ignore.

Private Messages

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:14

Used PM for the first time yesterday. When I went into 'My Messages', I could see the received PM, but there was no apparent way to reply. The only options were to create a new message or delete a selected message. I created a new message, clicked 'Send' and was presented with a screen that listed the message that I had just sent, followed by a 'Reply' box.

What is going on? It appears to be prompting me to reply to my own message.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:44

Could I have a few seeds from your beautiful Salvia please, fidgetbones?

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:10

I think it might be Lemon Verbena. I bought one earlier this year at a plant fair at Felley Priory in north Notts. A couple of leaves steeped in hot water for a few minutes makes a very refreshing drink (you might like to add a bit of sugar).

Doh!.... slow off the mark as usual

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:36

Thanks, fidgetbones.

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:17

This is only the second time I have tried dahlias. The first time, the tubers were very scrawny and rotted away to nothing very quickly. What would be a good feeding regime to ensure good sized tubers go into winter store? I have 3 dark-leaved plants from the 'Happy' series and have been feeding weekly with liquid tomato food, plus a monthly boost of liquid seaweed/iron.

Also, I still see comparatively recent articles recommending the use of sulphur-based products to stop the tubers from rotting while in store, but it seems that most have been banned for garden use. Is there any alternative?

Thanks

Discussions started by keepitlive

Is it too late to plant out Buddleia davidii?

lant out young Buddleia davidii now or overwinter in cold g/h 
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Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 14:38

Collapsing Cosmos

Looking generally tired, foliage turning brown and crisp 
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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 10:00

Private Messages

PM behaviour seems odd... or is it just me? 
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Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 12:56

First greenhouse - partition or not?

I would welcome advice on pros and cons of GH partition 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 19:26

Unthrifty Eryngiums

Lower leaves turning yellow, then brown and dried 
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 14:30

Can soft fruit bushes be transformed by pruning into cordons?

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 20:13

Is this an Escallonia?

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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 09:33

Cannot send private messages

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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 18:30

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 19:56

Will chicken wire keep moles out of raised beds?

 
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Last Post: 31/07/2013 at 19:16

What is this?

Unknown plant appeared last year, now going mad 
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Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 06:28
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