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Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:12

I put a small container under the leaf with the varmint on and knock it carefully into it. Safer than trying to pick off the blighters. Very satisfying to crush them with a piece of slate. Even more so when it is 2 of them caught in flagrante delicto.

You also need to keep an eye out for the grubs. The cover themselves in the frass from eating the lily leaves and you ned to find these bird dropping like masses and wipe them off to kill the grub inside.

What is this plant

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:37

Much easier to help if you could mange a picture, leaves and fowers in close up if possible please.

Zaluzianskya 'Orange Eye'

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:36

Never managed to keep one outside here and for me it does far better in the Alpine house. Smells unpleasant during the day, but that changes at night to a Daphne like scent.

Can anyone help identify this plant?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:41

Well though the book says moist soil, I have to say that our soil is very well drained and we get only half the  national average rainfall. Our soil dries out very quickly. They seem to grow ok, perhaps not as tall as the book says, but they flower ok. Decent soil with a lot of humus should suit them.

any idea what it is

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:37

Just a note on the berries. Whilst they are poisonous, it would take a very determined person to eat more than one. The sensation is likened to having a mouthful of sharp needles.

Birds can and do eat them.

Aliums

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:33

Multi headed as in more than one flower per stem or multi-heaed as in more than one stem?

 

What is this

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:30

Does look like Hogweed growing up with Goosegrass/Cleavers around it.

Can anyone help identify this plant?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 20:40

We have a number of different Sanguisorba of different colours. These are mainly S. canadensis. I like them.

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 17:52

Fertiliser feeds the plants so it is immediately available to any plant. However if the conifers have been in for some time and it looks that way, then they will have taken out an awful lot of the goodness in the soil. The only way to put that back is to add humus, that is compost, well rotted animal manure, leaf mould or any of the proprietary soil conditioners sold by the bag load in Garden centres.

Without this kind of material the fertliser will just wash out of the soil as there will be little in there to hold on to it.

Sorry, but in gardening there are very few quick fits, despite the Make over programmes on TV promising instant results.

What plant?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:15

Again, the inability to enlarge the pictures makes life very hard, especially when one's eyesight is not as good as it was (and it never was that good!).

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