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Latest posts by Berghill

Ivy, holly and cyclamen - everywhere!!!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 17:52

We have them in our lawn too. Great! Better than grass. Just mow over them, if you keep removing the leaves they will die.

Unidentified invasive pkant

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:35

If the roots are big enough to make holes in then pour the Brushwood killer into a hole and cover the wound with wax (old candle) to keep the weed killer in. Otherwise, all you can do is keep doing what you are doing.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:31

Flowerslane. Have a look on the underside of the leaves opposite the white spots. Is there a corresponding area underneath with white hairs on it?

If so then it could be Downy mildew. This is very similar to Powdery mildew and just as annoyingly difficult to remove. However, it is not deadly, just unsightly.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:20

However, that is not the way that the fungus which causes Hellebore leaves to go black, begins.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:57

Often a sign that there are greenfly on the underside of the leaves, Check it out.

Saxifraga

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:56

They really dislike strong midday sunshine on the leaves, especially if the leaves are wet. Also Cloth of Gold likes a moist soil and goes brown like that if it dries out too much.

Codling Moths

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:16

Bad year for them, every one of our Katy apples is affected. All you can do is follow the RHS advice. The apples are still edible, you just have to cut out the wormed bit.

wasp residue on damsons

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:08

That is how we do it too! Now my Granny used to leaves some of the stones in when she made Damson jam. Made eating a jam butty something of an adventure!

wasp residue on damsons

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:54

Comes out of the fruit when they are damaged, not from the insect which does the damage.

Our Damsons are still unripe.

Green grub in nearly all my plums

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 14:01

Plum moth. You need to treat yourself to a pheromone trap. This does not stop the problem altogether, but it does help. If you are into spraying, when you see the moths in the trap, you know when to spray the tree.

Also helps if you give the tree a Winter Wash with insecticidal soap.

Not sure why leaves should be dying though. Could just be the weather.

Discussions started by Berghill

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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First Hellebore!

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