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First Hellebore!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:27

Unnamed double from a T&M collection of a few years back. Got about 35 noses on the plant now.

First Hellebore!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:08

This one has opened in the last few days. Not even got round to removing the leaves yet, either.

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Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 17:33

Well, we are pretty cold here and they grow like weeds for us. Trouble is they self seed all over the place, but the seedlings are always the original red. The seedlings are more robust than the forms so the forms get swamped and disappear.

Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 13:49

Just to be pedantically accurate this is now Hesperantha coccinea.

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 17:51

And to be honest I don't spray with anything except the Winter wash, We just put up with the damage. Most of our apples go for purée or juice so the damaged bits are cut out before use. The plums again are not sprayed. We do get some damage, but there are so many good ones that the rest don't matter much. Different I suppose if you have only a small tree , but ours are huge. We have more of a problem with Brown rot,since it is not easy to reach all the fruit before it goes bad.

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 09:11

Same advice really, pheromone traps and spray when you see the moths caught in them.

I also use a Winter spray based on horticultural soap over the trees about now (when it is not frosty of windy or raining that is!).

 

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 16:47

The traps are really only meant as an indicator of when there are moths about. You then spray the trees with a suitable insecticide when you see more than just a few moths trapped.

Compost Advice

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 13:25

And even if it is slime you can still use it, just dig the stuff into the soil and it will soon turn into decent stuff with the help of the soil creatures.

hellebores

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 20:38

I think molluscs are the most likely culprits, though it is hard to actually find any near the plants, despite a careful search. No deer in the garden and Phil the pheasant is more interested in clearing up the peanuts dropped by the woodpeckers.

hellebores

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 17:03

Just been checking and there are colouring buds on our H. thibetana. Just wish I could stop whatever nibbles them from doing so. Never seem to get undamaged flowers on this plant.

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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Last Post: 12/12/2015 at 12:53

More work!

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Last Post: 02/11/2015 at 09:14

Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 20:41

Bloooo...badger

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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 20:21

Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 00:56

Camassia changing colour

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Last Post: 08/05/2015 at 12:54

Health and Safety

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Last Post: 12/04/2015 at 17:05

Posting removal

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 10:27

Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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