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Growers or Killers?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 17:43

Strikes me that despite me claiming to be a grower I spend more time killing plants. Just walked around the garden and I must have pulled up and binned over a hundred growing things.

Ditto wild life. Last night we killed over 500 slugs and snails. Also caught a mole today.

Pricked out a load of seedlings, but there were far too many even for me so they finished up on the compost heap. I mean how many Sedum surculosum luteum does anyone want?

Hemerocallis Gall Midge

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 17:38

Been doing that for the last 10 years and we still get them and no one else round here grows them either. In the end I am slowly but surely removing the plants . What is the point of a load of green leaves with no flowers?

Plant ID

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 17:36

Agree, Francoa

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:43

Found one from last year, Much the same this too.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50964.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:36

Normally the fasciation is only for the one season and the plant reverts to normal afterwards. However we have a Veronicastrum where the flowers have been fasciated like that for the last three years. I keep meaning to take a piece of growth and see if it happens then too.

Will have to go find a picture for you.

Tagetes Minuta

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:57

Tried it a few years ago, the Ground elder choked them out of existence.

Stellar cherry fan trained

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 10:55

Agree with ChrissieB here. We had the same problem with our Morello Cherry until I gave it a good spraying in late Winter before the leaves appeared with a Winter Wash (Soft horticultural soap preparation).

Our Stella has done far better with another set of Cherry trees near by. However it still does not stop the birds from taking the fruit when they are still white!

Narcissus fly

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:24

Sadly there is no treatment available to the amateur. Our garden is riddled with it too and we have gradually lost most of our Narcissus to it. It also attacks Snowdrops too by the way.

We have replaced ours with various species Tulips.

can anyone id this plant for me please

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:43

Really does look like Scilla peruviana

plant ID

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 10:27

The one most often grown is the variegated one aka Milk Thistle. Biennial sadly.

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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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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