South Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Why are all my plants not doing very well? I've got some potted scabiosa and campanula from my old house where they did very well. This summer the campanula haven't flowered for as long as they usually do, the scabiosa i think have an aphid infestation despite me hand picking them off regularly and some of the leaves are blotchy. I sowed some corn cockle in various pots in may, i have tall plants but no flowers yet, one pot looks like the colour has been sapped out (dull, not vibrant green) one pot has yellow wilted leaves at the bottom, and i have some plants which i think are asters that have grown really tall (thought id killed it off last winter) but haven't done anything and are now going yellowy brown and shrivelling up and dying (the corn cockles i sowed inbetween these plants are also doing very badly and half the size of the other ones) What's going on??? My garden was lovely last year?!
Is it some sort of virus or am i just a really bad gardener? Since moving to this house i have watered all my plants using rain water and not tap water as i previously did, could that be it? Help! Please!
- 11 Jul, 2011