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Pests! Candyfloss under mint leaves?!

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 21:34

I can't see it clearly but it might be a froghopper:

Pests! Candyfloss under mint leaves?!

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 18:17

You'll find a small caterpillar inside the 'floss', probably that of a tortrix moth.

Greenhouse roof

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 21:31

My experience is similar to scroggins and I have also never seen one like that.

How about getting hold of more clips and using 8 per pane, 4 each side, on the lowest panes?

Weed identification if poss please...

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:28

And it's difficult to distinguish it from some of the cultivated types of Potentilla.  I had a nice red one and was happy when I thought it had self seeded.  Until the 'self seeded' ones were yellow... and spread and spread!

What month do gardens grow the most?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:20

Agree with nut but if you mean when is general growth the strongest, then it's probably May.  Turn your back and it's weed city!

Id please?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 21:59

The first one looks very much like an oriental poppy, which are perennial.

The second is probably a raspberry - they are well known for not staying in one place!

Bee hive

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 21:08

I had the same happen a year or 3 back Baza.  I thought it was quite nice having a nest of pollinators in the garden.

taming a philadelphus

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 15:36

I take one in three of the oldest stems out right back to the base each year on mine to keep it under control.

What is this plant please?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 13:40

Looks like a young viburnum to me but not sure which one.

Plant identification help!

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 13:38

Looks like sarcococca (sweet box) and the damage is a classic case of adult vine weevil unfortunately, Helen.  I would invest in some vine weevil nematodes and water them in to that area.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Last Post: 03/12/2016 at 00:32

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34


Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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No real rain here for weeks 
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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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