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Growers or Killers?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:33

Just off out to kill the snails.Wish we had hedgehogs, but with so many badgers around us, they get eaten.

S O S how to prune Philadelphus

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:30

Ours are still in flower so not even started cutting back yet. Cut now there is still time for it to make new growth for next year. Reduce the size over the next three years by cutting back hard now about a third of the bush. Aim for an open centre, by removing low down the oldest stems from the middle of the bush.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 17:49

We have one or two ...........thousand seedlings like this!

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 17:38

Annoying but I too have seen it before, but the name escapes me. By the way there are Begonias with red hairy stems, but I think the leaves are bigger and redder than on the shown plant.

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:29

Is it that hardy Begonia thing?

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:23

On that note why do bees and ladybirds insist on trying to drown themselves in our water butts? Seem to spend ages fishing them out almost every day.

 

ID please

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:20

A weed is a plant growing in the wrong place. This is a rather nice Erigeron

plant id

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:32

It does indeed look like Valeriana. I have V. phu aurea which is very similar in flower, but begins the year with nice yellow foliage.

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 21:15

First year we have really had to go out of our way to deal with the molluscs and we think we have disposed of over 4,000 of them so far. They are even eating plants which we have never seen even the slightest damage on before. Potato haulms have no leaves, nor have the giant yellow Scabious. The Heleniums and Shasta Daisies have gone completely, nothing left at all.

We don't spray with insecticides either, too many bees to take the risk.

I sound like some sort of extreme Buddhist, but it just struck me that's all.

 

Plant ID

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 19:59

Dead easy from seed too.

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