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Apple tree problem

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 12:13

You can use the Winter Wash now when you scrub the tree. It is a natural insecticidal soap and that dissolves the wax on the aphids and they then dehydrate and die. It is a long term problem by the way and getting rid can take a fewapplications.

Any ideas?!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 20:59

Aconitum possibly Stainless Steel.

Updates..illumination pink and wild swan

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 16:54

Has anyone seen seed heads on the White Swan anemone? If so can you describe them? A. japonica has woolly seed heads.

Please help with plant ID

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 16:52

Sorry my eyesight is not up to that.

Updates..illumination pink and wild swan

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:57

Well the A. rivularis has been around for a very long time. Odd one in that it sets good seed which if sown fresh, germinates almost straight away. BUT getting from that to  planting out size is difficult, not managed it yet.

Help in spreading my Iris

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:00

First the seeds, when the pods splits and you can see ornage/brown seeds then they are ripe. Sow fresh and leave exposed to the weather over winter. They then should germinate in Spring. They take about three years minimum to reach flowering size, possible longer.

If the Iris have rhizomes then they are easy to split. Now is the time to do it.

If they have a more fibrous root (Iris sibirica has) then you can split the clump in early Autumn, but not into small pieces. For some reason I. sibirica does not like being divided into small pieces.

If they are Californian Hybrid Iris then they do onot like being disturbed at all.

gladioli

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 12:55

The main pest of Gladiolus is G. thrips. Were the grubs small and yellow?

Updates..illumination pink and wild swan

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 12:51

There is an Anemone rivularis which is the exact image of A.Wild Swan, but a lot easier to grow and a lot lot less invasive than any of the Anemone japonica types.

White with a blue reverse and palmate leaves.

WHAT IS IT

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 17:55

Cheisrmas cherry is Solanum capsicastrum or Solanum Pseudo-Capsicum,

something for all you mole haters

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 16:34

Well if it works as well as the sonic ones then the moles will be digging a ballroom under the radio and holding dances. We had more mole hills when we used one of those sonic repeller things.

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