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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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74577.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 

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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74473.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 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?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74474.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks

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

Two plant ID's please

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:00

Both of these involve a confession, The first is as tame as forgetting to label a pot. The plant is about 6" tall. The flower has a waxy appearance, starting out pale yellow, fading to cream.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/73013.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

The second is much worse. These plants have been languishing in the red pots for much longer than I care to admit. I have been walking past (and ignoring) them on a daily basis for ages. Are they lillies? Would there be any point in trying to rejuvenate them, or are they fit only for the bin or compost?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/73012.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks

 

Can anyone identify this please?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:45

Thanks DM

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leaves on container-grown potatoes looking sickly 
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Two plant ID's please

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Can anyone identify this please?

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