Zoomer44


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Black spot...

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 23:00

Last year the leaves on two honeysuckle climbers went black round the edges and had black spots on their leaves. One plant was worse than the other as the leaves went yellow. 

I started by taking off the affacted leaves but lost the battle and so severely pruned both down to a couple of ft from the ground last autumn and they got a good mulch in spring...well... in March actually.... we didn't have a spring

They are now beginning to grow again. One is now nearly 6ft high and climbing up an arch. The other is sulking in a corner of the garden, shedding it's leaves and a lot of the one's left are yellowing with black spots.

Q is should I keep the healthy one which is beginning to get the occasional leaf with black spots on and if so how to do I treat it and is the older plant worth saving or only fit for the compost.

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 22:06

Would be nice to see some pictures...if I did pictures would post some too but I'm not sure how to load them onto the computer and can't find the instruction manual which came with the camera.

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 23:24

If you cement the feet of the arches into pop bottles and bury them about a ft into the ground it adds strength to the structure.

A cane attached to the middle of the arch means you could grow 6 plants up each arch. I grew 18 plants that way last year using 5 or 6 different varieties of french/runner beans growing over 3 arches.  

Jungleseeds did sell a bumper pack of different coloured beans last year at a really reasonable price and if you allow some of the plants to grow, for seeds, they save really well.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:01

Warm and sunny here with clear blue skies and the occasional white cloud.

I have some dahlias already potted up and outside, only two tubers sprouted from the one's saved though, which was a tab bit disappointing.  The seed sown one's are in the GH, still very small but looking good. 

Weed problem

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:14

If having a lawn brings pleasure and it is what you want, try all the above and get your lawn started, don't be put off with a few dandelions, if the methods above kill them you are onto a winner.

I had and still have the same problem with dandelions in the lawn, dandelion roots must grow down to Australia in my garden either that or they have built up a resistance to every weed killer known to man. The lawn however if kept short and regularly mowed doesn't show them. It's fed and weeded each spring and I live in hope one day there will be no dandelions.  

Good luck and happy gardening

lawn feed and weed

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:56

Can't answer your Q but it's a tab bit late now if it does, might be better not to know the answer .

If it helps, I use weed and feed, it doesn't kill worms...and blackbirds, have flown in shortly after an application to feed on the lawn and they kept returning, they could have been different blackbirds each day through .

 

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:43

Bamboo.

I've learnt to live with wild poppies, a case of I had to, their seeds lay dormant in the soil for up to ten years .

 

Seed swap

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:37

I sowed swapped dahlias, they're coming up better than tubers, ever so pleased with them. Sunflowers doing well too  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:28

Whilst I was at work the sun finally came out to play, got home this evening and all the french beans were sprouting.

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 23:32

Doesn't answer your Q but my favourite has to be the one in the garden.

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