Latest posts by Berghill

ID please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 10:09

Close up of the flowers would help.

Could be a Helianthus or maybe a Rudbeckia.

HELP! Whats on my Peppers?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 17:54

Scale insects.

Try spraying with a Horticultural soap insecticide. Reasonably organic and harmless to bees.

Vine weevil

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 20:58

Definitely a weevil, but not the dreaded Vine type.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 17:54

Picture of the leaves might help. Not had yellow patches on any of mine either. Lost a fair number this Summer, we have had so little rain here that anything which likes a dampish soil,has really suffered.

Vine weevil

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 17:49

Definitely not life size. Length is normally about half an inch maximum,often less. (from end of snout the back that is.

There are thousands of types of weevils.

Vine weevil

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:53

a Vine weevil adult.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:42

All members of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, have the potential to cause photo-sensitivity in susceptible people.

Radish leaves give me a rash.

Vine weevil

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 14:07

Sedums, Geums, Heuchera,Heucherellas. Tiarella, Fuchsia. Primula. Having said that ,they usually do more damage to plants in pots rather than out in the garden.

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 16:13

Soak the Snowdrops in water with a little fungicide in it (if you have any) and plant in pots rather than in the ground. That way you at least will know if they are growing.

Sadly all the Aconites on sale as bulbs are functionally dead. Buy them in the green or find someone with a patch who can let you have some freshly dug bulbs.

The cyclamen on sale as dried tubers are often difficult to get going. I would go for plants myself.

Pity you do not live near me, you could help yourself to all the above with pleasure.

Last edited: 15 August 2016 16:13:52

The Bee Border

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 17:31

A very comprehensive and useful list. Thanks.

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