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Yellowing leaves on escallonia

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 13:49

could be a fungal disease , there is one specific to Escallonia , often purple or black spots preceed yellowing and leaf drop. Can be treated with a spray eg/ Bayer multi rose 2 etc.

Butterfly sightings 2014

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:25

saw a peacock and a tortoiseshell yesterday in my garden in East Yorkshire. Wonder if there will be any Red Admirals this year - not one last year

Wisteria - should I plant now ??

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 23:52

I have a large wisteria growing in a pot which is aprox. 2ft high and 18" wide at the top although the wisteria   flowers well  it appears potbound- should I repot it and if so when? 



Posted: 25/05/2013 at 19:57

Hi Angie3, the pot is terracotta and sort of vase shaped, thats smaller at the base and flaring out to the top -  is 22" wide at the top and 22" tall, not so huge which is why I feed it and keep it well watered.It has flowered really well this year.


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 20:14

please excuse typo's - really must read before submit is pressed!


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 20:12

Good advice from Rosie31. I too love Wisteria and although mine grows happily in a large pot and now has spread over the fence about 15 feet i always have to water and feed it whereas in the geound they are far less maintenance and even more vigorous.Not many people mention the perfime but mine has a beautiful fragrance too. Good luck with yours Angie 3.


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:05

weird looking smiley!


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:04

lucky you!    Its cold here today with a biting wind so I am off now to go and make a hot meal for me and madtombri - not much gardening today apart from tying in the various Clematis waving about in the wind and making sure that the pots don't blow over. 


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 16:54

you round 'up' until 30, then you 'round down' and at fifty you pretend to be 49 at 60 you stop caring what others think and after you retire you enjoy all those carefree days as if you were a kid again ( apart from those when Arthur Itis shows up)


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 16:35

Ah yes, memories from the corners of my mind..... here I go. Kilnsea on the East Yorkshire coast, walking around Spurn Point (now a RSPB site) and my Dad picking a small bunch of purple headed thistles and tying them with grassfor me. He always spotted things that others would miss and I spent many happy days with him walking  and learning the names of wild flowers and bird spotting. I'm retired now at 65 but the memories are still as precious.

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