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Whitefly on Phlox

Posted: Today at 10:31

Personally I wouldn't have any worries at all. Phlox are coming to the end now  and leaf discolouration is a sign that the plant is retiring for the year. I'd cut it back to ground level over winter. A lot of plants not usually affected by green/whitefly are being sought out by bugs for a last source of food before winter.

Over winter

Posted: Today at 10:24

You can do either jad1. Liliums will happily over winter in pots as long as the drainage is good. I normally lift them after a few years and take off the bulblets and grow those on to give me free bulbs. The secret to keeping the bulbs year to year is to dry them in  cold GH or sunny window sill for a week then store them in paper bags over winter. Some do look very dry the following year but they nearly always flower well when potted up the next year. So don't give up on them too early.

Rose Question

Posted: Today at 10:18

Looks like a shrub rose to me voyager, and yes you can prune by half right now, and as others have said it reduces the chance of wind rock, which can be detrimental to the health of the rose next year. Many roses are still full of flowers right now so keep an eye on the weather forecast and if it can wait then why not let it flower for a while and cut it back just before we have the really windy autumn weather.

Identification and help to remove please

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 18:03

As I do this sort of clearance several times a year the best way to tackle it IMHO, is to strim or brush cut the whole area down and then treat the regrowth with SBK as other have previously said.. This time of year though is not the best time to do it. You can cut it all down now and if the weather holds do one treatment now. However spring is the best time to apply it when the new growth comes up. If you clear it now it will at least give you an idea of what you'll be left with after treatment. It normally takes two, sometimes three treatments to be really effective.

Woodworm problem

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 10:06

It won't be woodworm Try hard, they only feed on dead wood. It'll be boring beetles feeding on the dead wood on the tree. They won't cause any major problems  as they too only feed on decaying wood. You can try cutting back to new wood which will heel quickly and leave nothing for the beetles to feed on. It sounds as though it wasn't cut back properly in the first place. 

black spot

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:33

B3 you need to cut out the affected stems when carrying out the late winter/spring prune. If you leave them the black spot will return. You can be brutal and take out the stems right to the base if necessary. New growth will come from the crowns and a regime of spraying right from the start combined with feeding mulching and watering will help.Spray the whole plant and ground around the plant and keep the ground free of  any detritus. Mulch feed and water and stand back. They should be better after that. A well fed and watered rose will resist infection.

Petrol or battery?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:26

If you want light weight go for a husqvana strimmer/brush cutter. Expensive but a good investment. The cheaper ones are made of steel rather than Aluminium and the engines are smaller but very efficient.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 23:10
Well having looked at it its very close. I'll have a further close look when I go back to the client's garden. Thanks people.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 16:44
The flowers are white with a yellow centre the brown are the dead flowers. I should have taken the picture a week ago but forgot.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:18

 Any suggestions please?

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