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Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:01

The other possibility is S. pubescens microphylla Superba.

What is this plant

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:07

They beat me to it.

Ferns

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:05

As long as they are not bracken, they are very susceptilbe to tranlocatable weed killers. Bracken a bit more difficult and often needs more than one application.

help

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:30

And for anyone unfamiliar with this pest here is an image.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/lilybeetlecopy.jpg

anual or perenial

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:20

If the slugs leave them alone, they often set seed and soon you have a patch of them. Or if you are like us, you  have a HUGE patch of them.

Tilston Garden Trail

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:17

Whittington near Oswestry does something similar similar, but cannot remember when.

Burton, on the Wirral also has one coming up soon.

 

 

 

 

help

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:12

I put a small container under the leaf with the varmint on and knock it carefully into it. Safer than trying to pick off the blighters. Very satisfying to crush them with a piece of slate. Even more so when it is 2 of them caught in flagrante delicto.

You also need to keep an eye out for the grubs. The cover themselves in the frass from eating the lily leaves and you ned to find these bird dropping like masses and wipe them off to kill the grub inside.

What is this plant

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:37

Much easier to help if you could mange a picture, leaves and fowers in close up if possible please.

Zaluzianskya 'Orange Eye'

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:36

Never managed to keep one outside here and for me it does far better in the Alpine house. Smells unpleasant during the day, but that changes at night to a Daphne like scent.

Can anyone help identify this plant?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:41

Well though the book says moist soil, I have to say that our soil is very well drained and we get only half the  national average rainfall. Our soil dries out very quickly. They seem to grow ok, perhaps not as tall as the book says, but they flower ok. Decent soil with a lot of humus should suit them.

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