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Problem with Magnolia

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 16:10

Thank you for that.  What awful little pests.  My magnolia is in a large tub.  Will do battle and see what happns.  Once again - thank you for your help.

Problem with Magnolia

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 15:44

Looks exactly like that.  Some leaves are totally eaten away.  My poor little tree looks miserable. Any suggestions on how to deal with them.

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 15:37

I love hostas but always had the problem of slugs and snails.  This year I planted new hostas in tubs and used copper tape.  I grouped the hostas together in a nice shady spot in the garder and put some rocks around the pots - looks quite decorative actually, but I also put little trays here and there with bird seed.  I also placed my bird bath in the same spot.  So far so good - I do not seem to be having too much trouble with slugs and snails.  I leave some apples about also for the blackbird and thrushes - who really like the snails and use the rocks to break the shells.

Problem with Magnolia

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 15:29

 I have a small Magnolia tree which I have been nursing since it was just a wee stick!  It is now about six years old and flowered this year for very first time.  I was so proud of my two lovely blooms.  However something has taken quiet a liking to my little tree and is just eating away at the leaves - I mean taking great big chucks out of them.  I thought it might be earwigs and have tried the upturned pot with straw - caught nothing.  I cannot see any larvae of any kind on the leaves and am at a loss to know what is eating my little tree.  Has anyone had any similar problems.  I would appreciate any help. 

feeding wild birds

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 15:17

This was my first time on the forum and I have really gained so much information.  Thank you all for your help. Apart from the small feeders I have a "feeding station" as they call it - which I used to move around on account of seed spillage.  I now don't bother as I was running out of spots to move it to and was getting bald patches in the lawn.  I have built a kind of rockery with large stones at the base  of the feeding station and don't worry about the grass. I also use a large mesh tray for the ground feeders. I have a good selection of visitors to my little gardern including quite recently a female blackcap (according to my bird guide). Once again thank you all. 

feeding wild birds

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 23:05

I have been watching Gardeners World as usual this evening and was so impressed with Wild Life Kate.   She showed a really good wild bird feeder called a super feeder which could hold three different types of wild bird seed. She purchased this feeder at the NEC.  I wonder could anyone tell me where I could purchase one of these super feeders. Have tried googling but with no results.

Would be grateful for any suggestions.

Carol Mc

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feeding wild birds

super feeder 
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