the invisible menace

August 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm 8 comments

Having accepted the loss of my tomato plants last week I tried to salvage a couple of handfuls of green fruit.  I left them on the drainer while we went away for a few days and was startled to find brown dappled fruit on my return.  Blasted blight, no such thing as uncontaminated fruit once a plant succumbs.  A sad tale and a cautionary one; I noticed spots today on both of the house plants next to the drainer.  I’m trying not to think about what that says about microscopic spores floating about in the air above my sink.  MOSAIC - blight on house plants

Entry filed under: away from the plot, home life. Tags: .

blasted blight blight clean up

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maggi  |  August 16, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Oh dear. Not again! I hope I’m getting away with it but I’m not too confident.

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  August 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I hope so too Maggi and have my fingers and toes crossed for you

  • 3. Bill Bartmann  |  September 2, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Excellent site, keep up the good work

  • 4. Bill Bartmann Scam  |  September 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    This site rocks!

  • 5. Rodger  |  May 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Love your site. I was wondering if you know what the plant on the lower left-hand side is called? I have one myself. I have never seen them in a store, but I would love to know what it is called

    • 6. Nip it in the bud  |  May 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Rodger, a lovely lady from Canada called Carmen asked me the same question last month and I had to admit I didn’t know!
      Over the last decade I’ve asked everyone and anyone to try and find out what it was, including taking leaves into garden centres but all to no avail. Fortunately for us Carmen’s curiosity wouldn’t be sated until she found the answer so I’m pleased to be able to tell you it’s a Chinese Money Plant – if you google it (or click on the link) you should recognise your plant in the pictures :o)

  • 7. Cathy  |  December 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Can you tell me what the plant in the lower RIGHT hand corner is? I have one that is dying and I need to know what to do with it!

  • 8. Nip it in the bud  |  January 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Cathy
    I don’t know what it’s called and the ID card in the plant pot is long gone. I thought it was a house plant at first but after putting it outside when it was blighted it seemed to cope quite well with it. When it flowers it has tiny pink flowers which last for ages (the go kind of dried before they die). I’m sorry I can’t be more help than that. Mine is looking very miserable in a pot in the back yard after all the snow so I hope your plant is as hardy and makes a recovery.
    cheerio, Nic


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

About Nip it in the bud

Welcome to my blog about growing and cooking allotment veg since 2009 and growing sweet boys since 2012. Take a walk with us through our life in Gloucester with a boy, a baby and 3 cats.

If you like what you found why not subscribe to email updates

Follow Nip it in the bud on

Blog Stats

  • 447,024 hits



Weekly reflections on #myheartylife - feeling thankful for passed on sewing skills, practicing self-care and finding beauty in learning to ride a bike.  More on the blog, link in bio.  Thanks for reading x
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #gratitude #findingbeauty #celebratingsmallsuccesses #learningtorideabike #beaverscouts Fresh from the oven.  Can you smell it?  Happy Saturday everyone x
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #easypeasylemoncake Fondly thinking of my Nan as I mix up the lemon cake batter with L.  When I baked with her as a child we sometimes used a wooden spoon for mixing but I was in awe of the hand held whisk with the handle that seemed so miraculous.  I love that @oxouk have a modern day version for mornings when our slow pace doesn't want to be interrupted by the whirr of machinery #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #oxogoodgrips #bakingwithkids #childhoodunplugged #slowsaturdays #lovedungarees Trying to decide whether to make lemon cake or these beetroot and chocolate muffins.  I guess the boys will determine that as I've all the ingredients for one but not the other! Love having an on-line cookbook to browse through in my blog.  #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #beetrootandchocolatemuffins #bakingwithkids #flashbackfriday here you go @cathy.heller my 2.5 year old self saying Hi to your 6 year old self!  My love of gardening must have started at a young age.  I'm pleased to say I get most of the water on the plants these days! 
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #throwbackphotos #gardeningwithkids #70skid Writing clears my head. I write the words it's too scary to mutter.  Sharing the words is scary too but in the sharing comes the feeling of being less alone in it.  I dumped these words in a blog post 3 years ago.  Time to let them fly and find someone who might be having a hard time today. Link to "how it feels sometimes parenting a 3 year old" in bio.  Much love x #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #parentingistough #writingastherapy #newblogpost #gentleparenting Thanks Anna @imaginationtree for this brilliant toddler activity idea.  23 month old Luca filling up muffin tins with balls using our fab easygrip @oxouk tongs #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #oxogoodgrips #thelennyagency Regrann from @musicalgeorgemoorey -  Alice White & George Shilling in action a few hours ago for session 6 of #spacesgloucester  @gloucestercathedral #nationallotteryfunded Luca and I discovered the most amazing place in town today.  A beautiful craft space where you pay £4 to make anything from beautiful beaded canvases to painted ornaments to mosaic door signs.  What a peaceful way to spend an hour making a canvas for the boys.  Luca helped too, mostly by bimbling about picking up pots of beads and letters. If you're in Gloucester you must check out @kftreasureseekers .  Open daily including Saturdays and available for parties.  We'll definitely be back! 
#gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog #makeandtake #kftreasureseekers #craftingwithkids

Follow me on Twitter

Featured posts elsewhere

A Gardeners Voice Featured Blog!
TOTS 100 - UK Parent Blogs

%d bloggers like this: