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thomasrat3

I sadly lost my husband six years ago - he loved his garden - but I have decided to move to be nearer my family

Aster pyrenaeus 'Lutetia'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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thomasrat3

Can anybody tell me why all the leaves on my aster have white on them - looks like mildew - am I watering them too much or not enough🤔

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thehardygardener

Too much damp, not enough air flow, remove bottom leaves, space out plants and fingers crossed

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thomasrat3

Thanks Aly I’ll do that🙂 @thehardygardener

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thehardygardener

Your welcome hope it helps

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ublaszko

Powdery mildew. Uneven watering can trigger it or when there is damp weather like we've been having in recent weeks. I usually spray plants with RoseClear to prevent it as we can't control what the weather brings us 🙂

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thomasrat3

Thanks Urszula - is it too late to do anything about it now apart from not watering too much🤔 I do tend to overwater 🙄 @ublaszko

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kimmy01

Happens to mine every year, I was going to get rid of them this year and now they are fine. I think they knew 😅

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ublaszko

Not sure if it's possible to wipe it off with some damp cloth and fairy liquid. Might be not practical. I'd move the pot somewhere less conspicuous and enjoy the flowers this year. Then cut it back after flowering and spray with fungal spray. My honeysuckle looks the same because I dug it up and didn't have consistent watering. Next year spray your after with fungal spray when there weather is damp 🙂

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thomasrat3

I have found a solution on Google - Baking Soda mixed with non detergent liquid soap and water which supposed to kill the spores. I sprayed the whole plant and covered all the leaves, it looks better this morning so fingers crossed @ ublaszko

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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thomasrat3

Can anyone tell me when I can expect these asters to bloom🤔 I planted them about three months ago

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justin

I thought Asters tended to flower late summer / autumn but I’m not at expert on these Ann, sorry!

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thomasrat3

I think I’m just being impatient Justin, they are so tall now, I was hoping they weren’t blind (if that’s the right terminology🤔)😂 @justin

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joanboston

Mine are tall too Ann, but won’t flower till September time

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thomasrat3

Thanks Joan 😘 @joanboston

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2015
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thomasrat3

These were hidden behind a dahlia - I obviously have a lot to learn on placing plants!

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justin

Love these

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mojo

Haven't they done well though for being hidden! Very pretty 😀

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fuschia

Gorgeous plant. 😊

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kathy

Very pretty colour

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elflin

You and me both @thomasrat3 my garden is a complete miss match but it's fun learning 😂

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juliesgarden

Lovely 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

And what a great surprise! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2015
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thomasrat3

I should know this but can anyone jog my memory please?

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kathy

Isn't it part of the Aster family

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thomasrat3

@kathy @linfoster Thanks

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joanboston

Also known as Michaelmas daisy

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thomasrat3

@joanboston Thanks Joan, that's the name I couldn't remember!

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kathy

And me I put it down to age😄

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elflin

I call it a blonde moment ( poetic license) 😂😂😂

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