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Posted: 08/07/2013 at 12:45

I have a group of Mahonia and this is the way that they grow, naturally losing their lower leaves as they grow taller, so I wouldn't worry too much. If you want them to branch out more then I would suggest doing some pruning after flowering to promote this.

Can someone please tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:50

I knew it was some type of wort Shame about the sap if the bees love them but it doesn't sound too good.

Can someone please tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 11:23

Could be some type of honeywort, which the bees love btw.

How to keep Globemasters big?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 15:28

Mine are going over too Andy and I'm just down the road from you, but I am in god's country

What are these?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:55

Could No2 be snow in summer, Cerastium tomentosum?

Help my clem is dying!

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 14:12

Deffo don't throw it away as Wintersong suggest. I would cut out any dead stems, and hopefully it will regrow from below ground. I have several Clematis is terracotta pots and they do fine, but they do need extra attention in terms of feeding and watering.

Wilting and die back can be quite common in group 2 clematis, especially newly bought ones. They can either put on too much top growth so the roots can't support them anymore, or because they aren't being treated with commercially available fungicides succumb to wilt. But generally they do recover and once they get older and more established are more robust.

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 13:59

From the RHS


tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:47

A few doesn't sound like a major infestation. I haven't seen any of these in years, I remember them in my parents garden and always found them really interesting. When my dad first told me they were cuckoo spit I took it literally and thought it was great that cuckoo's were spitting in our garden.

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