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Leaves turning white/yellow

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 08:53

As you've used weedkiller that's almost certainly the cause.

Some weedkillers are supposed to become inactive once they make contact with the soil - others are designed to persist for months so you'll need to carefully read the instructions to know when it should be safe to put plants in the area you've sprayed.

The term 'weedkiller' is rather misleading. I feel they should be sold waith either 'herbicide' or 'plant killer' on the label instead. 


Butternut Squash

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:20

Thanks, SwissSue, I'll do as you suggest.

Sounds as though if they grow well I'll get squashed by an excess of squash! 

Butternut Squash

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:24

I've just planted 8 butternut squash plants on top of my huge compost heaps. I'm hoping to encourage them to trail away from each other and down the sides of the heaps (which are enclosed with wooden slats)

Is it possible to train them to go in a particular direction by pegging the shoots in place, or guiding them around sticks?

unidentified bulb

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 19:24

Looks like chives or some other kind of allium to me too.

Leaves turning white/yellow

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 19:22

I agree it looks as though something has been sprayed on them. Maybe someone used a power washer and detergent near them?


Say NO to slug food.

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:31

I have a lot of trouble with slugs and snails and have given up on the most vulnerable plants as a result. 

Japanese anemones don't seem to be troubled, nor do most hardy geraniums, yarrow and penstemons and they can all be late flowerers depending on the variety.

Chilli and Pepper plants.

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:51

Chillies seem quite happy in a smallish pot and to sulk if put into one that's too big so I wouldn't repot them until they seem to be about to burst out of these.

Runners beans

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:09

I put mine on the inside so I can hoe around them without accidentally damaging the stems.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 21:40

Phlox is the only plant I do this to.

With regard to sedums I've just been reading Christopher Lloyd's suggestion to stop them flopping - dig them up each year (and split if you wish) Breaking the roots, as you're bound to, apperently keeps the plants more compact and stops them splaying out in the centre. 


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 13:49

It's usual for the leaves to come up well before the flowers so you might still get blooms this year, but if not you should get them next year.

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