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Montana wilt?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:57

Clematis don't like wet feet, so it may have suffered. Another possibility is that slugs have stripped the stems of their bark at ground level.

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:46

FloBear, there are safe slug pellets - Growing Success Advanced Slug Pellets - which are only toxic to slugs and snails. They are harmless to hedgehogs even if they eat the corpses, which they are very unlikely to.

I've been using them since they came out, and still have my hedgehogs, and a plethora of frogs and birds.

Talkback: Hail damage

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:18

Bruising such as you describe is quite common from hail, yes.

Dahlia Giving up the Ghost

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 16:59

I was going to suggest a compost issue. There's no chance that they've been burnt by the sun, is there?

Iberia

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 16:57

I'm hoping that my aubretia will recover from the torrential rain we've had - the poor thing has almost been flattened. Such a pretty colour, too - blue with a white eye.

tulips

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 16:07

It could be rabbits or mice - probably the latter if the chew marks are tiny. The only preventative measure that I can think of is a fine wire cage that you stand over the tulips at night - or mouse traps.

Iberia

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 15:53

Do you mean iberis - perennial candytuft? If you do then yes, cut back to about half size after flowering.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 14:38

I'm thoroughly confused - I think that I should have made notes!

Beasties etc found in lawns

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 14:36
Wintersong wrote (see)

I'm not sure bugs in the ground would munch through a whole lawn. (I could be wrong!)

They can, Wintersong. A neighbour had to have her lawn lifted and re-turfed, the damage was so extreme.

Pears that never ripen

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 14:32

You may have left them on the tree too long - some pears are actually better taken off the tree green and allowed to ripen indoors.

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