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Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:39

That's a real shame nutcutlet. Heartbreaking I should think. I nearly cry when I knock the heads of things when I'm gardening.

Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:06

Nutcutlet, I have just experienced the same thing but perhaps I only noticed the bees on my ceanothus because I was looking for them after reading this thread. Anyway, really pleased to see them there.

Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:20

I've never seen any bees on my ceanothus - perhaps there are some which are bee-attracting and some that aren't?

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:59

Wow! And it's flowering so profusely as well. Lovely garden.

First time cucumber grower!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:40

Why do you take out the side shoots?

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:23

What an amazing specimen! How tall is it? I didn't know Weigela grew so big.

Clematis troubles

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:09

Could it be clematis wilt? I googled it and found this: "You'll know if you have wilt because the buds right at the top of the plant are the first to droop and then it all collapses." But it doesn't look like any of the clematis I'm familiar with - is it an evergreen type? I've read that evergreens are particularly sensitive to drying winds.

I have a different problem with my clematis - not an evergreen. Picture attached.

Last year the leaves on about the whole bottom half of the plant turned a funny colour and went crispy. I wondered if it was lack of water so this year I've been watering more (although I know they do have deep roots so it might not have been sufficient and we've had barely any rain here lately). However, a few of the lower leaves have gone funny again - a kind of blackening with white speckles. The speckles aren't a pest, they are part of the leaf.

Many thanks for any help.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:16
Patty4 - is there a link to the photo please. I can't find one via google. Thanks.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 10:55
The foliage looks like that of a dianthus, although its colour is right for the plant you say. But I'm no expert.

Help/advice needed

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 23:14
That work just doesn't seem right at all. Were they gas safe registered? I think I would try to surround the area with lots of little clay pots each with the same plant in. Can't think what though. I'll research and come back.
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Are these shoots from the base normal? 
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Photos attached for ID - peony? 
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Are they dead?

sub shrubs and perenniels no new growth yet 
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