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weed or not..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:16

Did not work for me and it tastes disgusting.

what is it & why is it dying..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:13

Ants produce Formic acid and it really does a lot of plants no good at all. I would prune the shrub back to healthy stems and get rid of the ants. It may be worth moving the shrub  to another place with fresh soil and giving it a real good watering to get rid of any acid left on its roots.

Identifying this plant

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:48

That  is what I would have said, Wall Pennywort. My favourite wild plant, wish it would grow in my wall.

Allium paradoxum

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:46

Personally I would keep it planted. I have it growing in the rock garden and it stays there all year round without being disturbed.

What type plant is this...

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:52

Chiastophyllum oppositifolium. a member of the Crassula family.

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:58

They also can cause a certain amount of distortion to stems on susceptible plants. I certainly do not allow them to stay on plants in the Greenhouse.

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 09:09

They are sap suckers so while one on a plant may do little harm, a major infestation would weaken the plant.

autumn crocus disease - what is it?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 21:12

There is a thing called Colchicum Smut which sometimes leaves the bulbs with swellings on them. Rare in Britain though. There are also Bulb mites which attack the bulbs obviously and Nematodes, ditto.

Herb - Sweet cicely

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 17:34

Read this.

http://www.laetitiamaklouf.com/2010/05/sweet-cicely-for-custard/

Sounds rather nice.

Dead Head Alliums?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 21:17

And you often get self sown seedlings all over the place too.

Interesting point about leaving the seed heads. On some bulbs, Tulips, Narcissus for example, removing the dead flower helps the bulb keep its strength for next season, but with Alliums, it is already too late. They flower after the leaves have done their job and begun to die. In fact the flower stem is almost disconnected from the bulb altogether,

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