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Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:26

Louise .

Watch for seedlings during the summer.  There could be lots of them.

Pot them up.....look at leaf colour, vigour,,etc because they are likely ro be variable.

I have a couple of seedlings that proved to be different and lovely 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:21

KEF 

Before you know it we will be complaining of the too dry comditions and the heat. 

Take care KEF 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:11

Hello forkers

Wimds forecast to be in excess of 90 mph tonight.  Hope theyre wrong 

 

Begonia Corms

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:53

I have divided begonia corms .....slicing in half and they grew just fine.  Not my greatest interest, begonia corms, but I made sure each half had plenty of shoots on them.  They quickly heal and grow away if kept warm amd moist,in my experience. 

Grow only the Begonia firecracker type now 

Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:41

Nut it will help to remove leaves

Good luck 

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:37

In containers I liquid feed with seaweed extract once a week.  Not too strong ...little less than recommended.

In the ground .....well I don't really grow annualsstop much in the ground preferring perennials....I would apply fish blood amd bone at planting time and that would be it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:32

An update.

No wind or rain right now but it was bad.

I guess its just a lull.  

I feel so sorry for those on the Somerset levels....losing their homes, farms, possibly their animals.  On the news it was hard to see such utter despair.  Maybe dredging would have helped but nature is unstoppable at times. 

Its been a lovely day here too then the storm from nowhere.  

Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:41

Why, have you still got the old leaves on them?

Only remove leaves and let plant do what it can

Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:02

Nut then hold your nerve and see if they outgrow this virus.  I think if they do they may develop a resistance.  It's a virus, isn't it, so nothing else you can do. 

I always make a point of removing old leaves ASAP and flowered stems fairly quickly too plus a mulch of compost/dried manure to keep plants as healthy and clean as possible.

Good luck Nut.  

Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:53

Hello nut

What exactly is happening?  Are new shoots distorted and turning black?  

I have never experienced this on my plants but have heard of it. 

I would just keep an eye on them.  Are these plants together?   Possibly the weather is doing something !  As far as I'm aware there is no cure if your plants have this "black death" except to dig them up and dispose of them.  

I will check it out though.  Will do so after this post 

 

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