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lily beetle

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:32


    My daughter tells me that lily beetle has to be reported to the R.H.S. if this is true who do I report it to?

    Also my neighbour's have bamboo that is beginning to creep into my garden.Can anyone help in getting rid of it, they want to as well.Any help would be very much appreciated.

Is this Arum Lily?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:23

They could be dragon arum which can grow quite tall and has beautiful flowers a bit like wild flower cuckoo pint but much larger and a deep burgundy colour. Just one thing a couple of days after the bloom has opened it has the smell of rotting meat this is to attract fly's to pollinate it.


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:15


   My daughter tells me that you have to report lily beetle to the R.H.S. is this right, and how do I do it?

     Also my neighbours bamboo is beginning to creep into my garden.They want toget rid of it any help and ideas how to achieve this?


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:41

Hi David K 

     Many thanks for all the advice.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:35

Good morning Verdun,

        Thank you for the help shall sort this out


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:52

Help please my garden is 90/0 planters of various sizes with perennials, shrubs and climbers. I am unsure the best fertiliser/plant food to use. I replace the top 2/3 inches of soil each year and use water retaining granules in them. 

best plant food /fertiliser for my garden.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:44

My garden consists of two narrow borders and lots and lots of various shapes and sizes of tubs.Some of the bigger ones have shrubs in along with many clematis.The rest are mostly perennial plants.I renew the top 2/3 inches of soil every two years, but really need advise on what the best plant food/fertiliser to use.please 


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 15:01

My friend has an hydrangea that has gone pink how can she get it to go back to white or blue.My dad used to put rusty nsils among the roots. I have a sophora prostrata and this year had some seed from it any info please on when and how to grow them ,also can I take cuttings that will root? Any help will be grateful thank you.


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 14:55

I agree with Nutcutlet as I have two of these jasmines, plus a yellow flowered one.

Trailing plant for chimney pot.

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 14:40

how about a trailing clematis/

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