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What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:37

I'm 99.9% sure it's a Gerbera.

Here is the one currently growing on my windowsill

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41712.jpg?width=350

 I must admit the leaves do look weed like, the flowers more than make up for it though and I should imagine the bees would enjoy them too.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:23

I planted out my seedlings too Dove

I sowed mine at the start of October and planted them out last week into 1 of my raised beds.

I made the mistake last year of growing them in a pot, it was just too dry and they developed grey mould by Late July

Lesson learned.

Here are half of them next to my Camellia 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41708.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 I also picked a variety with longer stems and bigger flowers, last years were too small for picking really

Spotted Laurel black patches / spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:12

When you move it remove all the affected leaves, then incorporate a good amount of Compost and Grit into the hole, this should improve the overall condition of the plant tenfold

Spotted Laurel black patches / spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:09

I did a quick search and it indicates being in too wet/cold soil over the Winter.

It should recover but maybe it would be a good idea to dig it up and replant it with some grit added to the drainage hole?

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:05

I did edit my post nut, you can get hardy Gerberas which grow very well in the UK as far as I understand.

Would be nice to identify a plant that you dont know!

Spotted Laurel black patches / spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:03

I think this usually indicates erratic irrigation. Usually when it dries out then gets very wet again.

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

Could be a Hardy Gerbera?

 

The seedlings to the left look like Gerbera seedlings too

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:38

I'll keep an eye on them and see how they grow

I grew this seed last year from the same packet and had wonderful plants all Summer.

 

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:18

I thought it looked healthy too, its just those weird dark blotches, they look sort of transparent close up.

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:17

Hi all I noticed this strange look on my seedlings. The plants look healthy and seem to be growing fine but I was just wondering if I should be worried about it.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41665.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

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