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Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:43

Then not white flies per se. Sounds like they could either be one of the scale insects or possibly a fungus.

As I said a close up image of them would help us help you.

Try scraping one off. If it is like thin cotton wool with a black 'thing' in the centre then it is  scale.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:28

Took these today, after the rain on Friday and Saturday.

Plant identification - please help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:58

This is the place for info on many plants.

Plant ID needed please :)

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:50

Watch out for the milky sap when you pull it out. It can cause problems for people who are sensitive to it.

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:07

Well, weed killer does not, that's for sure. Just discovered a new set of growth on one which has been treated with Glyphosate for the last 5 years. Must have had a gallon of the undiluted stuff on it in that time.


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:51

How big are these white flies? Do they leave the plant in a cloud when the shrub us shaken. Or are they biggish and stay put?

Treatment would be different depending on  which.

Dying plants

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:36

And if the dog urine does kill the Anemone, please let us know so I can borrow a dog so it can kill the this awful thug of a plant, as weed killer has little effect.

Rhus Japonica ( I think )

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:29

We must have been very lucky 18 years ago. We had to remove one which was attacking the drains. I dug down and got out every scrap of root which I could find and that did the trick. No suckers, nothing since


Plant or weed?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:14

Oxalis cornuta makes bindweed look benign.

cross pollination of apple trees

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:45

The graft union is where the root is joined to the variety of the Apple. It is somewhere near the base of the tree. Look for a swelling in the stem just above soil level. Anything which is growing from below that (and it sounds like you have) is a sucker. I'll bet these are the ones with the different coloured apples on them. you need to remove them , as close to the stem as possible. Any small bit of branch left could grow again.

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