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staghorn-sumac

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:58

There have been several threads about his plant recently - type in the search box and all the threads should come up. The main chat was about suckers coming from the roots and throwing up new unwanted plants therefore how to kill them! It is a lovely tree but be aware once you have got it it is difficult to get rid of. I haven't heard any problems about roots/foundations but I would be inclined to be careful about siting this plant as it can get very big and you may need to dig around the root area.....

can-you-identify-this-plant

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:48

A member of the persicaria family - a weed! Bin it as it spreads...probably was on the pot the Helenium came in and it has survived unlike your Helenium!!

repotting-strelitzia

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:38

Never divided this plant but all the advice says you can break it into the pieces you speak of. Pot bound plants flower better so putting it back in the same pot seems like a plan and putting your new divisions in small pots too. Cutting off damaged roots (apparently they will die back anyway and may cause a problem) is a good idea. Hope the link below helps and that you are successful - I would think the offsets, once rooted and if you haven't got room for them would make good presents or could be sold....    

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/strelitzia.htm

more-tomato-problems

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:50

It sounds like it could be tomato moth - though the holes are very small. The caterpillars (green or brown) tunnel into the fruit - open a fruit and see if you can see one.

busy-lizzies

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:15

It looks like a very healthy plant to me. I don't know what they are but |I don't think you have anything to worry about.

palaisglide

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:36

I check my 'followed threads and then see if I can answer any queries. I like any id queries but if nutcutlet has got there b4 me I know the id has been sorted!!  

palaisglide

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 20:43

I haven't seen any posts from Goldilocks for a while either ...miss the good advice and weather reports from up north!

buddlejas-leaves-yellowing-why

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 22:06

Check the roots for vine weevil grubs - white body, brown head. There is another buddleias thread with a similar problem - check it out.

Cut back on the watering, they like to be dry.

buddleia-blue-chip

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 20:50

Well done. Now get down to GC/DIY store tomorrow and buy some vine weevil killer. You make it up in a watering can and water it on the pot. Do it on all the pots you have as the little blighters get everywhere. This will protect your pots for the next couple of months  - follow the directions on the container for repeat drenching etc and your blue chip will hopefully be chipper again!

buddleia-blue-chip

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 16:34

I would lift some soil and inspect the roots of your plant. If you find soft white bodied grubs with brown heads, then you have vine weevil. If not? check the state of the roots to see if overwatering is the problem. Let us know what this search reveals if anything and then we'll see what to advise next...

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