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Plant Scorch | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…Plant Scorch - Diseases Commonly asked question(s): - Why do the leaves on my irises look like they have been singed and have funny creases at the ends too? Why do the leaves on my irises look like they have been singed and have funny creases at the ends too? Blackening of the leaf tips would…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 25th November

…edged my herb garden path at home with Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’. This is a dwarf variety of box with a slightly wider, rounder leaf than the normal Buxus sempervirens, and a much slower growth rate. You should be able to pick up some bareroot plants at this time of the year…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 27.06.14

Leaf Scorch which gradually gives the plants a white, scorched and dried out appearance as they slowly die off. Sweet Peas are particularly susceptible to this especially when grown on light soils. It tends to start on the lowest leaves first and then spreads to the rest of the plant. Leaf scorch is…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th June 2012

…Answer: Hi Jackie. It's really tricky to say without seeing the plants but it sounds rather like leaf scorch - Sweet Peas are particularly susceptible to this especially when grown on light soils. It tends to start on the lowest leaves first and then spreads to the rest of the plant. Leaf scorch

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th October 2013

…the upper & under part of the leaves are being eaten & a paper leaf skeleton is left (posted a picture). What is happening to them please? Answer: Hi Pia, this looks very much like leaf scorch. Sweet peas are prone to scorching when stressed by temperature or drought. If your plants were growing…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 10th June 2011

…compost) every year to maintain good plant growth. Alternatively it could be temperature-related or leaf scorch. The leaves will often turn yellow, or brown and crispy (starting at the edges of the leaf) when plants are exposed to fluctuating temperatures or very bright and sunny conditions. If your…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th May 2014

…it has been there for 10 years already and the damage is fairly localised then the cause is likely to be a disease of some sort, such as cherry leaf scorch. However it is still worth checking that there is no obvious mechanical damage to the tree, and no obvious changes to its growing conditions. If…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

…Peach Leaf Curl - How can I stop peach leaf curl on my nectarine? I sprayed them last autumn and again this february. - What causes blisters on peach tree leaves? Pear Rust - Why has my pear tree got rust spots on? Phytophthora root rot - Why is my conifer browning in the centre? Plant Scorch - Why…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 20th September 2013

…when grown indoors. If you would like to encourage a bushier habit you can prune the main stem to the height you require, cutting just above a leaf joint. Avoid removing more than two thirds of the plant to allow it to recover well. I hope this helps Sandra. Name: Joan Watson Question: Can I…

Busy Lizzie Advice Page

…plants include yellowing leaves and a characteristic white fungal growth specifically on the undersides of the leaves. This is followed by leaf loss which eventually leaves just a mass of slimy stems, often with a tuft of yellow leaves at the tips. Plants will eventually die off.  Click…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 29th June 2012

…camellia that always gets problems with the leafs it gets small brown spots on them I've been spraying with rose ultra 4 which I thought was helping for awhile then tonight I've been out and had a look and seen the problem starting to come back on the fresh leafs which was clear a few days ago. I've…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th January 2012

…also be added to bean trenches in autumn to feed your beans the following year. If you collect autumn leaves for leaf mould then you can also add some grass clippings to your leaf mould bin/ bags in the summer, to speed up decomposition. Just make sure that you mix it in thoroughly. Alternatively…

Summer Sizzler container design

…beautifully with an unglazed terracotta pot. Fiery orange Calendula, scarlet Salvia, red and yellow petunias and bright yellow Salpiglossis make a scorching combination. Add the dark foliage of a Dahlia for a dramatic contrast, and a bright splash of peachy white verbena to catch the eye. You can…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session July 23

…in your containers, this is likely to be a physiological problem brought about by something in the plants growing environment. Blackening of the leaf tips would suggest that the plants have dried out at some point. This is a common problem with plants that are grown in containers as they are almost…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 21st February 2014

…job to do, but it is quite rewarding to see your strawberry plants looking neat and tidy. Name: Julie Bedington Question: My streptocarpus are all leaf, bought new last year, my neighbour bought the same and hers have died, too cold in her house. One of mine looks to be on way out but others have…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 26th July 2013

…like it could be scorch, which can be caused by strong winds or excessively high light levels coupled with a dry atmosphere. It can also be caused by over-fertilisation, where the salts interfere with the uptake of water at the roots, causing leaf spots and damage to the leaf margins. Dryness at…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 7th February 2014

…off in the greenhouse is that they require good filtered light, and this is best achieved in a greenhouse with the use of some shading to prevent scorching as the weather warms up. However, if you have a conservatory or a bright windowsill in a cool room then you can just as easily start them off in…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th February 2011

…and early spring (make sure you purchase a male plant such as 'James Roof' or 'Evie') * Eleagnus which provides a range of different evergreen leaf colours. * Cotoneaster lacteus which has white flowers in the summer followed by red berries which will persist over winter (birds find them…

Gardening Questions & Answers

…Raspberry suckers * Planting ideas for decorating a grave Q&A from 04/04/2014 * Pruning Fuchsias in Spring * Growing Gardenias * Umbrella Pine scorched by winter weather Q&A from 21/03/2014 * Growing potato in bags * Growing Honesty in the garden * Growing Sweet Peas * No worms in the compost bin!…