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Plant ID

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:13

Thank you!

Rhubarb problem

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:38

Thanks Obelixx.

Switzerland here. It's rained a bucketload in the last week, so perhaps that will fix the problem. I'll follow up with some serious watering when things start to dry up, and see if it helps.

Rhubarb problem

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 16:51

Thanks Obelixx,

It's actually pretty moist down there, and we've had a huge amount of rain in the past week or two. I do mulch a couple of times a year with compost. And I've never had a problem like this before with the brown blotches on the leaves. 

Could it be anything else?

Rhubarb problem

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 13:29

Hello all,

My rhubarb, which has been fantastic since I planted it three or four years ago, has developed a problem with its leaves.

The whole plant seems like it's dying back. Does anybody know what is causing it?

There is an aphid problem, and associated ants, but I doubt if that could be the problem. There are loads of ladybird larvae helping out with that. I did see a fast-moving black and white beetle at some point.



Green fly invasion

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 10:09
Penny19 says:

Where from?

See original post

 I can't really make any recommendation with that I live outside the UK. But a quick google shows quite a few UK suppliers. Good luck!

Climber in a pot?

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 10:07
SweetEyedFish says:

ommthree says:

After a couple of false starts, I've done ok with clematis, honeysuckle and passion flower in pots. The trick is big pots and loads of water!

See original post


How big is big? 

I bought a Princess Diana clematis earlier today, albeit for somewhere else in the garden but I am keen to cover that monstrosity haha! 

See original post

 Only about 45 cm diameter. Obviously they'd rather be in the ground, but they manage. I have clematis Miss Bateman and a late Dutch honeysuckle for example, both putting on a lovely show.

Bolting rhubarb

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 20:15

Mine do this every single year and I still get a great harvest. So don't worry, just cut them out.

Climber in a pot?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 20:11

After a couple of false starts, I've done ok with clematis, honeysuckle and passion flower in pots. The trick is big pots and loads of water!

Green fly invasion

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 20:08

Have you tried buying ladybird or hoverfly larvae? I've done this to fairly good effect in the past.


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:28

I have been (reasonably) successfully growing a climbing honeysuckle in a pot for thee years now. It's a Lonicera periclymenum.

It does struggle a bit as the season wears on, and the very top is prone to go droopy, but it flowers well and grows bigger each year. What I have found over the years is that the obvious things of a big pot and a lot of water do make a difference - and that means watering every day when it's warm. It has got a lot of plant to sustain!

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