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debs64debs64 Posts: 4,716



  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,716
    I planted up some hanging baskets Sunday with plants that looked really healthy then this morning I found this! On many of the plants especially petunias. Baskets were resting on buckets on the floor. My neighbour has a puppy who comes into the garden, could he have weed on them? Or she did say she was going to use weed killer or was it just too cold? Any ideas? 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143
    Where were the baskets, Debs? If they were outside it's probably temperature, especially as they look quite big.
    They're more susceptible if there's lots of soft growth and they're exposed to lower temps  after being warm. Hopefully, they'll recover if it's that.

    I don't really grow many annuals, and they're the hardy ones, so I think that's the most likely reason, but someone who grows them might have a better idea. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,716
    They were hardened off I thought but maybe you are right hope they recover 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited May 2019
    There was a frost in many places across the country last week.
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,327
    looks like some sort of water damage to me maybe over watered,  I wouldn't put it past the dog peeing on them though causing the damage.
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Puppy pee is very weak stuff....Adult female dog pee burns the grass because they pee in a small area, but male dogs wobble about on their 3 legs so it goes all over the place and does little harm.  If it did I’d have no plants left round the border where he likes to pee...
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Eglantyne said:
    My male dog has been responsible for quite a bit of damage.  I’ve  since fenced the borders off to mitigate the damage he can cause. He doesn’t wobble, he’s very steady with his stream of evil.
    Mine too, i have also had to fence off the main part, he is busy with destroying my euphorbias and rosemary now
     Always the same places. 
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,716
    He is about a year old nice dog and the baskets were at the right height. Have replanted and moved them. My daughters basket done at same time and hung outside her house immediately is absolutely fine. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143
    Tell the neighbour to keep her blasted dug in her own garden too, Debs, or she'll be forking out for replacements    ;)
    Is it worth putting them in the shade and giving them a ligth hose down, if you suspect he's the culprit? Might be too late anyway.
    They'll probably make new growth, and you can take off those bits if they die back. Fingers crossed  :)  
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,716
    Fairy she is an elderly lady who dog sits her sons pet occasionally and as my cats go in her garden I don’t feel I can complain I will just be more careful in future. I have popped the damaged plants into a pot in a sheltered spot and hope for their recovery. Luckily I have plenty of replacement plants I can use. It just puzzled me as I have been doing the Hokey Cokey with those plants for the last fortnight. 
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