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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!!


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....    



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.


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.


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!!  


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!


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.


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!


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...


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 22:56

Just had my RHS wild in the garden August email through saying it was a good time to start feeding hedgehogs as the young ones are about. Haven't seen a hedgehog in our garden for 16 years but as my son had built a house for them out of old wood so I thought I would give it a go. In Tescos (of all places)by chance I saw a bag of hedgehog food and on a whim purchased it......and would you Adam and Eve it saw my first hedgehog this evening!!! Talk about coincidence. We immediately opened the food and put it near the base of the hedge where we had seen him/her. Bold as brass the hedgehog came out and started eating. We are absolutely thrilled and it looks as though hedgehog food is going on my shopping list   

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