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Climbing Rose

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 08:08

I also grow GJ as a beautiful shrub rose. The scent is exceptional.
The shrub can be used as a short climber - to about 6ft. Or you can buy a GJ climbing rose which will get to 12ft+

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Posted: 30/08/2017 at 09:58

You could send a PM as Mike suggests-

Her last post was in 2015

Eleagnus leaves turning yellow

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 17:29

I had a similar problem with Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' which is likely Verticillium wilt.
Some info here

Hopefully yours doesn't have it, but at least that's 1 you can discount.

I've pruned mine back hard last year and it's responding well this year

Tomato blight

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 14:37

If you sign up to blightwatch they send an email when blight conditions have been met in your postcode area. This is what I get - 

Good morning

A Smith Period alert is in place today for at least one of your chosen postcode area(s).

A 'Full' Smith Period occurs when the following criteria are met on 2 consecutive days:-

Minimum air temperatures are at least 10°C Relative Humidity is 90% or above for at least 11 hours Please visit the website for full details of all affected areas.

Best regards

Blightwatch support

Cosmos sturdy and full but no flowers

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 14:26

Same with the one in my 1st pic above - still growing and spreading strongly, but not a hint of a bud. The rest are covered in flowers - never ending deadheading

What's wrong with my silvery tree?

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 12:36

I've got a Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' that looks similar.
Sadly mine is looking a bit too similar - It was diagnosed with verticillium wilt last year having suffered similar symptoms. When I pruned the old wood back, there were the tell-tale black rings inside the branches.
I've cut it back and this year it seems to be responding quite well

Coleus question

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 09:32

 mine sit on my south facing patio and get sun until about 5pm at the moment.
Don't let the compost get too wet or it can cause die-back
When you see the tiny flower spike appearing, nip it off. Once the plant has flowered it dies.
I'm nipping off about 20 a day at the mo. There comes a time when I can't keep up (usually mid sept) by which time the plants are starting to go over anyway

Tomato disease identification

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 08:42

Thanks Daniel - you're welcome.
As to what symptoms constitute disease..... hmmmm

As my Doc sometimes says when I ask him why have I got an ache here, his reply is often 'it's caused by wisdom - which of course comes with age'
It's too broad a question Daniel.
As you grow wiser - you'll get to know ;)

In the mean time, just ask us here

Tomato disease identification

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 18:15

Age :)

As the leaves get older they start to loose their efficiency. If the leaf costs the plant more energy to maintain than the leaf returns to the plant it's not worth having, so the plant cuts off the nutrient supply and that leaf dies so that the plant can put energy into making a new more efficient leaf - it's that sort of idea 

Hope your good harvest continues for many weeks!

Tomato disease identification

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 17:14

The lower leaves will start to go yellow as the season progresses, cut them off - the plant no longer needs them. I've removed about the lower 1/3 of leaves from all mine a few days ago.
the purple blotches are also typical and caused by environmental conditions, usually a chilly night after a warm day and it causes some apparent minor leaf damage (a chemical reaction inside the leaf goes a bit wrong). Nothing to worry about, just leave them.
If the leaves go curly - that's down to draughts and nothing to worry about either.

As you say, the plants are doing their stuff and producing well, so that means you're doing a good job. Just remove a few yellow leaves and carry on doing what you're doing

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