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Sanguisorba query

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:52

The stems of some of them are quite woody and persistent, but they are all true herbaceous perennials and so they do die down to resting buds in winter. Cut the dried stems back to the ground and look carefully at the base, ours are just beginning to break at ground level. Very slow though.

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 07:50

No, definitely not. We cannot keep tulips here at all, the badgers dig them up and eat them. Squirrels too will take tulips.

Yellow balls in soil

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 20:13

Sorry, but Vine weevil eggs are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Osamocote does have a liquid centre when in damp soil.

This is a perennial question raised on more Gardening sites than almost any other question.

Now to really confuse folks the slow release stuff I have been adding to compost to day has balls of almost every colour in the rainbow.

Yellow balls in soil

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 17:13

Definitely slow release pellets. No pest in Britain has eggs of that size or colour. Mollusc eggs are clear or milky and all the other pests eggs are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 08:45

As I said, whilst vermin might dig under the bulbs, the bulbs themselves are poisonous. So any mouse which ate one would pretty soon die.

I would see if I could find a bulb and see if there was a Narcissus rootfly grub in it.

Blackcurrants are crawling!!!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:26

Aphids which come in all colours including black. then they are called blackfly. Spray with something which kills them. Lots of choices of aphidicides

Help identifying apline plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:07

When was the image taken?

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 21:02

We would have all of them, but sadly even here we have run out of space. Even pruned they do make big shrubs.

I also like H, grandiflora, which is very similar. H,g Red Annabelle is rather nice.

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:27

No favourite, I like them all, even the one which has died three times on us. Japanese place name. Memory has gone. Actually I do have a soft spot for Vanille Fraise though.

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 17:41

We cut ours back to a pair of healthy buds about 25 cms above the ground. (10 inches). Feed them and they soon throw up good shoots which flower.

We do this with all 12 of the H. paniculata we have. About now is the time too,

Discussions started by Berghill

Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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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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