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whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:22

You may be right nut. They do seem to flower when they please.  I have a white double I bought many years ago supposedly the first white double amd bred in cornwall and this one is more in flower than not.  Just as you said, it's leaves do suffer and twist a little more than most but I just cut them off

Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:15

As loNg as the garden you create brings  you joy, Newboy2, it doesnt matter if you're an "expert" or not.  

In my experience many "experts" are the most boring and narrow thinkIng of people having little awareness of anything outside their field.  A keen amateur, loving what he or she does, is what i would rather be 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 19:45

Nut, think you mean the Christmas Rose....hell Niger.  I cant grow that one from year to year.  I do buy them sometimes just for the one year.  They are earlier than orientallis.....not as good though.

 

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:52

I always use credit cards for online purchases...actually for most face to face ones too....for the protection they give.  

I bought plan ts from gardening express .....if I recall correctly they were advertised as 1litre plants but really they were plugs sitting in the middle.  I complained and received refund.  

I guess  we have all been caught out now and then Jim.

Plants advertised as 3 litre etc should rightly be of that size, viz., filling the pot 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:43

Hiya lynn

Yes I too have a couple in flower including one bought last year.....a beautiful simple yellow....good yellow...one.  

New TV programme

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:12

Ooooo, thanks punkdoc.  Will check it out 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:10

Staffsmags, if me I would put a gravel mulch around those flowers.  Mud splashed flowers from rain does spoil those flowers

If it works for you Nut that's fine but I wouldn't want to cut anything in frozen comditions.  Down here I would be seeing flower buds in late December early jan

where to get good topsoil??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:06

Never really been keen on bringing in topsoil for reasons already suggested, viz., I cannot be sure what obnoxious weeds,,etc., will come with it.  But, if you need to......

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:04

Lovely up to noon but damp now.  Not cold tho.

 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:50

Oh, not sure what is eating Christmas Rose leaves but suspect caterpillars or snails.

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