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Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:59

Told you my eyesight is no longer any good.

Aliums

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:04

Ok, not to worry. What has happened is that your single planted bulb has split and now you have 2 bulbs. The reason for their lack of height could be down to lack of food.  The need feeding when the leaves first appear. Once the flower arrives the leaves have finished their bulb feeding duties and are dying down for their Summer rest. Leaving them to set seed may be pretty but it does take an awful lot out of the plant. So that is the answer, feed them next early winter and remove the spent flower heads.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:01

The other possibility is S. pubescens microphylla Superba.

What is this plant

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:07

They beat me to it.

Ferns

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:05

As long as they are not bracken, they are very susceptilbe to tranlocatable weed killers. Bracken a bit more difficult and often needs more than one application.

help

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:30

And for anyone unfamiliar with this pest here is an image.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/lilybeetlecopy.jpg

anual or perenial

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:20

If the slugs leave them alone, they often set seed and soon you have a patch of them. Or if you are like us, you  have a HUGE patch of them.

Tilston Garden Trail

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:17

Whittington near Oswestry does something similar similar, but cannot remember when.

Burton, on the Wirral also has one coming up soon.

 

 

 

 

help

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:12

I put a small container under the leaf with the varmint on and knock it carefully into it. Safer than trying to pick off the blighters. Very satisfying to crush them with a piece of slate. Even more so when it is 2 of them caught in flagrante delicto.

You also need to keep an eye out for the grubs. The cover themselves in the frass from eating the lily leaves and you ned to find these bird dropping like masses and wipe them off to kill the grub inside.

What is this plant

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:37

Much easier to help if you could mange a picture, leaves and fowers in close up if possible please.

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