Berghill


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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.

saffron bulbs

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:36

Agree. We have planted them a few times over the years and they have never re-appeared after the first  flowering. They need a real good summer baking in well drained sandy soil in full sun.

Euonymus

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:43

Then not white flies per se. Sounds like they could either be one of the scale insects or possibly a fungus.

As I said a close up image of them would help us help you.

Try scraping one off. If it is like thin cotton wool with a black 'thing' in the centre then it is  scale.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:28

Took these today, after the rain on Friday and Saturday.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/August%202014

Plant identification - please help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:58

This is the place for info on many plants.

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Leycesteria+formosa

Plant ID needed please :)

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:50

Watch out for the milky sap when you pull it out. It can cause problems for people who are sensitive to it.

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:07

Well, weed killer does not, that's for sure. Just discovered a new set of growth on one which has been treated with Glyphosate for the last 5 years. Must have had a gallon of the undiluted stuff on it in that time.

Euonymus

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:51

How big are these white flies? Do they leave the plant in a cloud when the shrub us shaken. Or are they biggish and stay put?

Treatment would be different depending on  which.

Dying plants

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:36

And if the dog urine does kill the Anemone, please let us know so I can borrow a dog so it can kill the this awful thug of a plant, as weed killer has little effect.

Rhus Japonica ( I think )

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:29

We must have been very lucky 18 years ago. We had to remove one which was attacking the drains. I dug down and got out every scrap of root which I could find and that did the trick. No suckers, nothing since

 

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