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  1. mazambo

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    Hi everyone, just curious what's happening on my fuschia? First thought was a leak in the greenhouse but doesn't look like there's one and20190612_071412.jpg the verbena in front is waterless.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Can't think of the word for it off hand.
    Maybe guttation?
    It happens with plants that are pretty wet at the roots and the atmosphere is very damp.
     
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        @Marley Farley yes that's it, quite a few pics with droplets. Thanks.
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Guttation - Wikipedia

          Not good at doing links on my phone.

          Hold off a bit on the watering until we get some decent weather.
           
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            @pete WOW, sometimes the knowledge you guys give out is awesome, the strawberry leaf looks identical to my fuschia, thanks.
             
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              Wow @pete that’s brilliant I didn’t know about that but I did transpiration... We live and learn something new each day.. Thank you :) :thumbsup:
               
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                There used to be a Black Poplar tree on the green out front. It had been left uncut for a few years. The council decided to give it a trim. New growth was rapid but sadly the new limbs soon fell off. It was then seen that the tree was rotting fast, as it stood at a low point.

                Checking on my mother who lived across the green, I noticed that the tree was crying, lots of like tear drops were falling from it. Within a couple of weeks the council decided to fell it. My eldest daught wanted to chain herself to the tree so as to save it. Older neighbours quoted old folk-lore such as trees will cry when disaster zooms before them.

                This of course was due to transpiration. Once down, it was discovered that the root ball was basically standing in deep water. A drainage sump was installed and its outflow directed to the main drainage system.
                 
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