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Chrissy the gardener

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Talkback: Dealing with vine weevil

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 10:14

You can always use a product called Provada especially for treating against vine weevil unless you are apposed to using chemicals.

you just mix it with water and water the soil in the pots, it then seeps into the soil the vine weevil grub ingests it and dies.

Unknown plant on GW?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 15:34

I wonder if it is Solidago (golden rod )?

Canna Lily

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 11:51

Some believe you should let it have one frost and then cut it back then store it, others think this is unnecessary. I let mine have one frost unless it's getting too late in the year in which case I cut it back and store.

when it starts back into growth if you can put it in a nice warm and airy place they tend to flower earlier.

Canna Lily

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 10:44

I grow Cannas and I live in the south I put my Cannas still in there pots into the summerhouse, because they will be dormant they only need to be protected from the hardest frost.

I know down here some people leave them outside in the soil but I find this delays flowering next year.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:16

Thanks Christine is so down to earth a pleasure to watch 

Plant I.D. App

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:13

Lorr there is already a app to identify plants by taking a picture it is -----

there is also one for trees -----

i found this information either in Gardeners World mag or Garden Answers mag.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:31

I think the person who died must have ingested the Agonitum or been sensitive to it,  the garden nursery centre where I work grows and sells this plant and none of the nursery staff have died from it yet !!!!!!!!

Plant I/D

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:32

It looks like a Strelitzier (sorry about the spelling)

won't survive outside especially in the north of the country,  heated greenhouse or conservertory and put outside in the summer.

Skimmias - chalk soil

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:17

Amelia Confetti  is a small type and grows in a mound also some hebes are small and mound shape.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:56

I agree with Busy Lizzie it's Osteospernum, full sun but sheltered position.

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