June view 2009

June view 2009
View of rose and herb garden, June 2009

Small Garden Story

Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Lily disease

I have been having troubles with some of my pot-grown lilies and don't seem to be able to find any direct visual reference to a similar condition so thought I'd post some (rather sad) pics. The lily leaves begin to turn brown from the bottom of the plant, spreading up the stem as the flower buds become deformed and finally fail. It seems that they are rotting so I guess it must be some sort of rot or fusarium problem - maybe caused by watering in the wrong way! It seems lily culture is more complicated than I had anticipated. Anyway, it seems there is no cure, so I shall have to do some digging-up and disposing of infected plants and hope for the best with those remaining....