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Maggots in Plums

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 15:29

Nematodes will not have any effect on Plum moth. You need to buy the Pheromone traps to catch the males before they can fertilise the females. Sad;y even then you will not stop them all. The traps are only really an indication of when you should spray. I use a Horticultural soft soap preparation which is reasonably organic as it is plant based.

Collect up and burn any infected fruit. Also try spraying the trees in December with the soap, to kill and overwintering moths.

Any ideas anyone?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 15:23

Definitely not a Sedum, as said more than likely it is Puslane.

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Purslane.html

 

Id Please

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:29

One of the perennial Sunflowers, Helianthus sp. Never could tell them apart.

Eryngiums

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:17

Leave the spent flowers on and if you are lucky it will self seed around. Ours does.

lilly tree

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:22

Slugs/snails/lily beetles all will eat lilies.

Ptilostemon afer

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:10

Anyone grown this biennial thistle? If so when do you sow the seeds? TIA.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:34

Glad you liked the garden folks.

Yes we still have the pesky kitten and no she has not calmed down much. She now is having to go out all night as the other two were so stressed out with her that they spent all night trying to escape and they do not like going out at night.

She even jumps on our neighbours huge, brute of a cat as well. He runs away from her too and she is half his size.

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 14:39

We had family visiting from Tasmania yesterday. This is what the garden looked like for them. Took a lot of work to get it neat enough for my liking.
s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/August%20Visit

resusing soil after harvest of potatoes with scab?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:57

Scab on potatoes is caused by a lack of lime, so basically your compost was too acid. It only affects potatoes so there is no danger to any other crop. However, having said that, most Vegetables prefer a slightly alkaline soil so if you want to grow something else in this compost you would need to add some lime and obviously some plant food for the next crop.

Plant ID

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:00

It is a thug which suckers all over the place. Taken three years of spraying with strong weed killer to get it down to a few stems on the road side verge along side our property. Had to be removed as it was threatening to take over the garden.

Discussions started by Berghill

Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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Last Post: 08/12/2015 at 18:19

How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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