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Major lilly problems

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 11:31

I think I'd dig up one of them and have a look at the bulb firstly, see if it looks ok. There are a number of things which can affect lillies, but your description doesn't seem to fit any of them. I'm no lilly expert but like most plants they have a life span. It maybe they are getting old and have had their time.

Lilac bush

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:19

Can you post a picture please wrinkly, to post one click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above the dialogue box, I'm sure you'll get help once we see it.

Runner Beans Being Eaten

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:08

Try this andrew, plastic drinks bottle, copper tape. Cut the bottles into 2 inch circles and place copper tape around the bottle and then place it over the emerging beans. Stops em dead in their tracks and works for brassica's as well. As soon as the beans get to about a foot you can remove them or leave them in place as insurance.

What alpine plants are trailing

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:01

Helianthemums are always a good during the summer months.

The following link is an excellent alpine nursery and reliable.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:54

Pick off the leaves which are infected and burn them. If you leave them on the fungus just spreads and treat immediately with a fungicide. Keep it well watered and fed, this reduces the chances of the black spot returning and keep an eye on it. Black spot can remain in the soil so spray the soil around the plant and pick up any fallen leaves and burn them too. Hygiene around the rose is also important as well as a good flow of air, a mulch of compost or farmyard manure will help retain moisture, but after spraying. A well fed and watered rose is less susceptible to rose diseases and more able to fight off any passing fungus. And watch out for aphids which can transmit disease.

Good rose care is essential for flower production and longevity.

And even if you are a novice mollimay, no question here is ever stupid everyone here will always help no matter what the problem.

red robin tree looks so unhealthy

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:19

Can you post a picture pumpkin, click on the green tree icon above the dialogue box.

Photinia are usually trouble free so this could be interesting.

Weed ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:16

Victoria is correct, it is Alkanet.

Suggestions for filling a small south facing border

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:49

If it's well drained try Cistus, pink's whites even a yellow, lovely colour for full sun and covered in papery blooms that only last a few days, but they repeat flower and go on to the first frosts, an under rated small shrub in my opinion.

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:47

Debs to post a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above the dialogue box. From your description it isn't bindweed.

Help to ID this?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:44

The black stuff is caterpillar poo.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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