Dovefromabove


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Sunflowers

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:56

I always stake my sunflowers as soon as they get to about 12" tall.  


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Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:27

Flash flooding in one of our favourite villages in Cornwall ... Coverack down on the Lizard .... the little businesses all along that harbour road will be deluged 


http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/story/2017-07-18/flash-flooding-hits-cornish-village/


 


Hope everyone's ok ... 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:11

Befuddled   I think I was responding to the suggestion that fungicide was necessary.  Several people had already said they were pretty sure there was some evidence of Shot Hole disease.  As you say, your hedge managed perfectly well without fungicide.  


Yes, there looks as if there may be a bit of vine weevil nibbling there too ... but not so much that I'd be worried about it.


As I said in my post above, we had a very bad infestation ... some shrubs' leaves were almost skeletons ... the garden was overgrown and had been neglected for some years.  

Help with rose please !

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:45

No probs   

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:43

Looks like vine weevil to me.  We had a bad infestation when we moved to this garden.  We used nematodes ... two applications exactly as directed on the pack ... that was at least three years ago and no damage to speak of since ... as soon as I notice any I'll get another pack.  August is a good time to apply the treatment.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=234 

Sunflowers

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:40

Have slugs and/or snails been chomping on the stem?

clematis disease ?

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:30

I would guess drought ... we've had a dry winter/spring/early summer, and that clem is under a tree which will be taking most of the moisture, as well as shading off any rain.  A couple of buckets full of water  at least three times a week from early March throughout the growing season is my remedy.  


Help with rose please !

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:27

Hi 


It does look like a Rosa rugosa ... usually used as a windbreak or hedging ... the blooms usually have a beautiful perfume and develop lovely hips in the autumn loved by wildlife, and the foliage is sort of 'ferny' in shape and a lovely. fresh green ... it will be a bit rampant for a 'normal' sized garden ... 


http://www.hedging.co.uk/acatalog/product_16931.html 

Bugs

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 16:58

I'm not sure ... I did wonder ... hard to tell ... photo's a bit fuzzy and there's nothing to give a sense of scale ... 

Bugs

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 16:43

You see the two creamy coloured ones on the left with the gingery heads and no legs?  They're vine weevil grubs and they've been eating the roots of your plants.


Not sure what the others are .... they look as if they've got legs so they're not vine weevils ....... there are a lot of them aren't there?  


But I'll put money on the Vine Weevils grubs being the culprits. 


Have a look here .... scroll down to see the grubs https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=234 


I use nematodes to control them ... they really work.

Last edited: 18 July 2017 16:44:05

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