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Beetroot Leaves Brown

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 14:46

Thanks yes.... I have an absolute nightmare with slugs and snails. Thanks for the info on the leaf miners!

Honeysuckles Browning Leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:27

Thanks Blue Dragon. Good thought, but they only went into those pots when I bought them in the autumn. No more of the growth has gone brown, and the new growth looks healthy. So I am cautiously optimistic.

Beetroot Leaves Brown

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:07

Some of the new leaves are curled a bit and there's some black gunk inside. Do you think that's a related problem? 

Beetroot Leaves Brown

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:48

Thanks Bob. Doesn't look like good news!

Beetroot Leaves Brown

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:46




Beetroot Leaves Brown

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:39

Hi All,

My beetroot are having issues with their leaves. The new growth looks ok, but some of the older leaves are going brown and papery. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

Here's a photo:




Honeysuckles Browning Leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:27

Thanks. I don't have a choice about the pots, but I'll give them more water!


Honeysuckles Browning Leaves

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:12

Hi All,

I have two honeysuckles in pots on my balcony. One is a Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' and the other is a Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty'. Both are getting brown leaves in places. The latter started first, and now the former is following suit. Does anybody have any idea why, and whether there's a cure?

They're both in pots on the balcony and are otherwise growing strongly. The periclymenum did get underwater and went a bit floppy on one occasion and now some of the leaves seem permanently limp. Other parts seem vigorous however.

Any help gratefully received!



Climber for a Pot

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:15

(I posted this in the wrong place... can it be changed?)

Hello all,

The decorative part of my "garden" is on a balcony. I'm looking for ideas for climbers that will work. I already have a clematis montana (doing well surprisingly) and a honeysuckle. There was a rose (Laura Ford), but that died and I intend to replace it in the winter. But is there anything else that springs to mind?

The bit of wall I'm thinking about gets morning sun only and is fairly windswept.

Thank you!


Floppy Viola

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:11

Thanks both. Did that, and it's definitely less floppy now.

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Any ideas? 
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