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What is destroying my oriental chives?

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 19:09

Hi nutcutlet, oriental or Chinese chives have flat leaves and generally taller. 

What is destroying my oriental chives?

Posted: 03/11/2017 at 18:48

Hi everyone

I'm hoping someone will know what is destroying my oriental chives. They are covered in tiny black stuff that are similar to aphids and the chives have lost vigour and gone yellow. 

I must say it happened last year, so I turned the pot out and carefully removed all traces of the black stuff and re-potted in fresh compost in a cleaned out (different) pot. It grew well during the summer but it is now subject to the same fate as last year. I have other pots nearby but these are the only ones suffering. Does anyone know what these pests are and how to deal with them?

Many thanks

Ferdinand Pichard gone blind

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 11:44

Thanks raisingirl - I will give it another chance then.

Ferdinand Pichard gone blind

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 07:54

Thank you Obelixx, yes I have fed mine with Uncle Tom's rose tonic early in the season and with seaweed fertiliser solution a few times. All other roses are doing fine so I really don't know why this particular one doesn't flower. 

Ferdinand Pichard gone blind

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 20:16

Hi everyone

I planted a Ferdinand Pichard in the late autumn of 2015, so it's into its 2nd summer. It gave me two flowers last summer and then developed a lot of tall shoots for the rest of the year which I had to cut back. 

This summer, there were more flowers (probably about 20) in June but once they were deadheaded, it produced a lot of growth but no more flowers. I checked the tip of the shoots but cannot see any buds on them. It is now over 6ft tall. It is in a mostly sunny position and the other roses in the same bed are doing well.

Would someone know whether this particular variety is prone to blindness and what I should do to make it flower? My garden is only very small and I cannot afford to keep something that does not flower.

Many thanks!

Plant id please

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 12:54

Seeds and cuttings, that's an idea! Thank you, Buttercup and AnniD x

Plant id please

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:52

Thank you AnniD for quick answer 

Plant id please

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:43

Hello everyone!

Please can some one tell me what this is? They were in full bloom about a month or so ago in neighbours' front gardens and I'd like some for my border.

Many thanks for your help!

Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:19

The flowers are pale pink and the leaves are soft green, very slightly felty, but not glossy.

Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:14

Is it meant to smell nice? I've decided I don't like the smell. It looks like it could either be Ingwerson or Biokovo. Thank you.

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