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Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:13

Thanks Dove, can aphids form webs then? The aphids/mites are barely visible themselves, just tiny light coloured dots amongst the webs.

Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 18:18

Well, yes I think so. Webs around the flower buds/upper leaves with tiny dots (i.e. the mites within). Flower buds then start to wilt and leaves appear sickly. They also seem to be farmed by ants as well. Do you think it could be something else?

Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 18:00

For the second year running I have a heavy infestation of spider mite on my Centaureas. It's the only plant they seem to attack. Once the first few flowers have appeared they take over the rest of the buds and I have to cut them off. Very upset as I love Centaurea! Is there anything I can do to treat them this year or stop them coming back again next year?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:28

As a new gardener I've been lurking on this site for a year or two and got some fantastic advice here. Thought it was time to show what I've managed to do since moving to this new house a couple of years ago but no prior gardening knowledge. The garden was a blank slate, basically patio, grass and piles of rubbish. I've now really got the bug and I'm chuffed with my first attempt at a border which seems to have really matured this year. Thanks to everyone for helping me along the way!

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Rose not rambling

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:30

I planted a snow goose rose in autumn 2012 to ramble over an arch. After not much happening last year, the rose is now flowering profusely and beautifully but.. well it's not rambling. It is still quite squat and bushy and not sending out the big long shoots I was expecting. Does it just need a bit more time to settle in?

Pink flowering wall plant in Scotland

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:12

Thanks fairygirl, I just think it's lovely. Will try to track down something similar and have a go at seeding in my walls.

 

Pink flowering wall plant in Scotland

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:59

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This fantastic pink flowering plant was growing on lots of walls when I visited the west coast of Scotland last week. Fantastic contrast with the wall and ferns. Does anyone know what it is, never seen it before.

Thanks!

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:09

Thanks Fairygirl. I'd quite like to have a path rather than turn it over to grass, as it is a well worn route from the house to the veggie patch!

I think filling the sunken area with gravel or bark etc might not be possible as it would slide down the slope. I had an idea of laying some reclaimed flat roof tiles I have seen down as stepping stones. If I wanted to do this, what would be the best way of laying them on top of the existing path without having to dig it all out?

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:08

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ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:08

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 Please excuse the parched lawn!

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Spider mite on Centaurea

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Rose not rambling

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Pink flowering wall plant in Scotland

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ideas-for-an-old-path

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Young cherry tree

 
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Verbena and Russian Sage

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Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

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New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

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