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Please ID this plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:50

Sorry, I can't make that link work - I get an Ooops message 

Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:34

The first plant looks like one of the types of clematis - not sure which one - have you noticed any flowers earlier on in the year?

And yes, take the rotten apples off and bin them so whatever it is doesn't infect the others.  It might just be rot caused by birds pecking them.  


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:27

OL - it brings it all back!!! Grrrrrrr!!! ((hugs)) And that's only the stuff I knew about - son tells me he's quite ashamed now of the way he pulled the wool over my eyes - but we both survived  

Woody!  Gregory and Courtney????????  Now I really am



Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:24

I don't get red beetles on orchids, but I do get them on my lilies - could your plants be lilies too?

I squidge the red lily beetles and use kitchen roll to wipe off their eggs and larvae which are underneath the leaves.  

I don't use pesticides in my garden as they also kill the ladybirds, bees and other pollinating insects. 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:58

They've decided it wasn't suitable for long-term living .... and you'll know more next time - aren't the combs wonderful? 


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:55

Yes, it'll encourage more flowers.  Just cut back to the next strong set of leaves.  

I've also answered your Private Message. 

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:39


Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:30

It was meant to  - but I'm serious - you could be in for some lifelong nasty skin conditions if you keep doing that - please don't do it again. ((hugs))

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:24
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Ahh, im assuming soaking grotty hands in a bleach solution isnt helping my problemuch! But gosh they are clean!




Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:01

I once knew a builder whose hands were always cracked from using cement etc - we discovered that applying Germolene New Skin over the cracks really helped them to heal and keep them free from infection. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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