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Posted: 20/08/2016 at 10:10

Yes thats exactly what I've got!  Next question is what can I do?  I do weed it out when I see it

but maybe I need to do more.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 09:37

These patches are slightly raised and for several years have been appearing on the wild geums which grow as weeds in my garden.  I weed these out as I thought it might spread and now I have cut back all infected leaves and disposed of the foliage.  I love geums and have bought several more this year so hope I can get on top of this problem.  I have very poor soil, lots of stone and chalk and plants suffer in dry summers.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 13:30

Some of my geums are developing yellow patches does anyone know what these are and what I should do?

foxglove illumination

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 10:23

Thank you for all the responses. My plants were bought as mature and in flower, they looked good all last year and I cut off the flower spikes when they had  finished then brought one (potted) into the conservatory (unheated and north facing). The one remaining in the garden I covered in a fleece jacket once weather got cold but it has died.

How is the best way to take cuttings from my surviving plant which looks a rather sorry specimen at present. I tried, unsuccessfully with side shoots last year

foxglove illumination

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 10:34

these are sold as hardy but are not. After losing two in the garden I have one survival grown in a pot in the conservatory. Advice please on propagation.  I want to put one in the garden, I live in the south and have very free draining soil, the plants looked very good last year, I just need to get them through the winter.

courgette problem

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 10:38

Thankyou, the seeds were from a packet that I'd used the previous year and  not all the plants are "bumpy" (so far). Somebody else has suggested it might be a virus and there are masses of aphids, as usual!.

courgette problem

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 09:14

I don't understand this comment. Was hoping for some advice.

courgette problem

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:06

I've been growing courgettes on my allotment for several years and this year 2 of my plants look most peculiar with mottled skin which is uneven or bumpy. Does anybody know what the problem is? Can I still eat them?  Could it be a problem with watering?

Bamboo- inherited

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:46

There's a lot of info. already here if you page down a bit. Some bamboos are a huge problem but hopefully not yours.


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:57

Thankyou for the support

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foxglove illumination

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courgette problem

mottled bumpy skin 
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In compost bin 
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What pollinates peas

Has anyone ever grown peas under fleece and did it protect from the pea moth and its nasty maggots? 
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