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Lily buds that have gone brown and dried

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:02

Thanks all, the strange thing is that not all of the lilies in the pot have had their buds dry out. 

Thanks Bob I have cheked for vine weevil and larvae and there is no sign

Tree I.D.

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 22:57

Evening all,

could anyone help with the identification of the following tree?

It is a weeping variety, is not broad leafed and doesn't have any noticable flowers.  The weeping branches are also slightly wavey branches

Thank you in advance


Lily buds that have gone brown and dried

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 19:46

Hi Dove

No they started to go brown before this weather, the soil is kept moist

Lily buds that have gone brown and dried

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 21:50

Hi all,

I have a lot of lilies in my garden and my tree lilies are fine, but some of my orientals buds have gone brown and dried, I cannot see any sign of aphids, thrips, etc.  DOes anyone have any ideas of what is wrong?



Tree Lily that snapped off

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 21:48

This is my second year at growing the tree lilies of which they are fantastic (although fragrance is far too powerful for a house).

Due to renovations I had to move the bulbs at the beginning of this year so are in pots for this year, unfortunately when digging two of them out of which were planted deep I broke the stem off, (the stem did have a few anchoring roots) I planted them and they have grown about 6 - 6.5ft and have healthy foliage and buds, my questions is what do I do with them this year, will there be a bulb to store or will it dissintegrate? 

Begonia Million Kisses

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 21:39

Just a quick query last year I bought a million kisses begonia, which was in bloom and had bi colour pink and white blooms.

This year it started growing and is flowering but the flowers are yellow and the flowers are more of a normal begonia rather than the million kisses.

My question is:

Is this normal?  Do they revert?



Stirling Silver Rose

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:02

Thanks Sara.  I should have done that, when I googled the image - some look like a mauve type other looks pink, I think they will be pink.  

The pink is lovely and the smell is fantastic but I originally purchased them for the advertised colour and the picture that came with it.

Stirling Silver Rose

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 18:40

Hi all

I purchased the above mentioned rose last year from a well known online company.  The rose colour hasn't turned out what was advertised so I enquired with them and this is the response I got 

"Sometimes roses can take a season to develop true to colour, therefore; if you have not already done so apply a good quality rose fertilizer during this season and next spring if the dominate colour is still pink, please do not hesitate to contact us again"

Has anyone heard of this?

I think it's a load of rubbish.

Any help would be great

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:23

Laurie - I don't think there is anything else that could be done, just let the birds do their thing

Phoenix Canariensis help

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 01:50

Hi hunter

The green shoots are more than likely weeds, are the leaves tough, they wont be roots, mine did exactly the same.  I agree with Dove, at GC it was sheltered and then when it was moved it was shocked.  DON'T WORRY though, it will survive.  Contrary to a lot of peoples belief canary palms prefer there roots to be a bit more compact, they are very slow growing about 2 - 3 leaves per year and do not need to be in full sun to thrive, mine gets about 4 hours (when the sun is out) and it grows absolutely fine.  Treating them mean keeps them keen, they really do not need a lot of care or water, just let it do it's thing

Strange question - did you ensure the pot you put it in has plenty of drainage?  Also have you repotted into a plastic or ceramic/terracotta pot, if its the latter revert to plastic it is much better in the winter as terracotta and ceramic gets very cold and stays cold which could harm roots.

I would also suggest that you don't bring it in in the winter, just keep it sheltered outside. They are quite hardy plants. As Dove said though as it looks a bit poorly harden it off until your areas risk of frost has passed.

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