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I have MOLES !!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:33

That just sends them digging elsewhere in the garden. I know I have miles of tunnels with prickly things in them. They just dig another one a couple of inches away from the blocked one.

Would be nice to be able to put a barrier between us and the outside, but I think the ciost would be a bit prohibitive, the perimeter is about 400 metres..

At least most folks do not have the trouble we have. The soil where the moles are doing most damage is only about 6 inches deep and below that is brick rubble. The main runs are below that layer and it is almost impossible to get down to them through the rubble.

clematis infected

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:27

Does not look like Wilt either,  very strange.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:37

Does not help that we are surrounded by fields with hundreds of mole hills and there are even more along the Lane's verges.

holy apples

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:35

Possibly Codlin moth . Remove the fruit as it will problably rot, but the grub is borrowing OUT not in (if Codlin moth).

Pheromone traps and spraying at the right time is about all you can do.

Clematis

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:12

Simple rule, Flower before June, don't prune. So leave them alone next year and see when they flower.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:15

Join the club!

I have them and they are clever little !"£!£" they push soil through the traps so the trap goes off without catching them.

If anything will make me move away from this garden it will be the moles.

PS. I have tried EVERY folk remedy and every device known to man without success.  Last resort I will try is to connect a pipe to the engine on my leaf blower and feed it into a run and see if the carbon monoxide gets them!

Polemonium Problem

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:10

Survives well in our ground too. Never had mildew on it to that extent though. Usually a sign of lack of water at the roots. This is sometime a problem with plants in  professional compost. The soil all round the plant may be wet, but the plant roots are stuck in dry compost. Cut it back, give it a good soaking through the plant not on the soil and a feed of something to encourage it to produce new shoots.

clematis infected

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:07

In that case, just gently remove the damaged leaves, as long as the stem is ok and wait and see!

clematis infected

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:51

At least Clematis cannot get Fireblight which is basically systemic to Rosacease.

Also C. armandii is not normally affected by Clematis Wilt but it really does sound like that nasty thing.. It could also be wind damage or even the molluscs having rasped away the covering of the base of the stem so the stem dies back.

I hope you planted it deeply so that is can re-shoot from below soil level.

I would be tempted to cut back the affected stems to ground level and feed it with somethiong to encourage new growth.

Best of  luck with it.

Polemonium Problem

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:42

Sounds like Mildew which can kill plants. Water with a good fungicicde or make one from 9 parts water to 1 part full cream milk.

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