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Powdery Mildew on my Honeysuckle?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:02

Great, thank you very much for the replies.  I've removed the affected leaves, and given it a good drink.  I'll get some fungicide tomorrow.  Thanks

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:01

Oh, and the base of it looked fine, so I don't think slugs are the culprits

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:00

Hi, thanks very much for the reply.  I've had a little poke around the roots and couldn't find a single vine weevil.  I know what they look like because I've found them before and fed them to the birds!

I'm not sure it's been over-watered as the soil was moist but not too much at all  (which isn't surprising given the weather).  Unfortunately I think it's too far gone to take any cutting from it which is disappointing, but not the end of the world.

I'll give it a short while with little or no water and see how it responds...

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 14:21

I have a passion flower in a sunny, sheltered, west-facing spot where it gets plenty of sunlight.  I only got it this year and it's been growing really quickly and has been very healthy until about 5 days ago when it's begun to go limp and appears to be wilting. 

I've been watering it every night but it doesn't seem to be getting better.  Anyone any suggestions?  I've attached a picture of the leaves in case there's something obvious I'm missing.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27838.jpg?width=504&height=350&mode=max

 

Powdery Mildew on my Honeysuckle?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 14:17

Forgive me if this is obvious, but can anyone tell me if this is powdery mildew which is affecting my honeysuckle (serotina).  If so, what can I do about it?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27835.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

Hibiscus buds not developing

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 17:18
jean riley wrote (see)

Hi Santy,  Do you know which type of hibiscus you have?   There are two types - the hardy one and the tropical one Rosa Sinesis. Looking at your photo the leaves look very similar to the latter. Is it in a pot or in the ground ? If it is R. Sinesis it won't be happy outside at all. These are tropical plants and require a lot of heat. I put mine out on a hot sunny day (if we get one ! ) but other than that it lives in the conservatory.

If it is the tropical one and in a pot I would fetch it indoors as it will not be happy with all the rain. Hope this helps. Jean.

It's a Syriacus Marina.  It should be reasonably tolerant, although this crazy British summer is testing that to the limits I think.

Hibiscus buds not developing

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 20:16

Great stuff, thank you for the reply.  I've picked it off and thrown it away so fingers crossed the soil dries out...

Hibiscus buds not developing

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 16:22

Hello,

This is my first post in here, so apologies if it's already been covered but...  I bought a hibiscus recently and the flowers are beginning to develop but soon after starting to open they have begun to wilt.  One of them has now progressed to being covered in small white dots, similar to a fungus perhaps?

When I took a photo to upload to here I noticed a very small bug hanging around the bud so this may be the cause of the problem.  Any advice on how I can cure this will be greatly appreciated

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10661.jpg?width=359&height=350&mode=max

 

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My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

 
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Powdery Mildew on my Honeysuckle?

Is this what I think it is and how can I fix it? 
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Hibiscus buds not developing

One sickly hibiscus 
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