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Mare's tails

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 15:15

Hi Bill - you need to start a new thread with an appropriate title - this thread is an old one about Mare'stail weeds - the cabbage experts won't look here.

Click on this link

you'll see a green button saying Create New Thread - click on that and you can start a new thread with an appropriate title e.g. Pigeons and cabbages!!! and people with experience in that will be able to spot it

Ammi majus

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 14:36

Monty Don has them planted in dappled shade under trees


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 14:35

Wills, you need to look around the forum a bit better

Here you are

Seventy-six pages of photos of our gardens this year


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 14:32
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

I wonder if there are also flea beetles present and it is those which are causing the damage with the pollen beetles just being incidental, Dove?

It would be difficult to tell as the flea beetles would jump off at the slightest disturbance.

That makes sense Bob - it's a rare garden that has only one type of insect in it.


Lyn, there's nothing that I would spray on stuff that I was going to eat. 

This may be helpful

Hope that's helpful



Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:47

We had a lot of grey squirrels on the site where I used to work - they frequently drank deeply from the very large pot saucer of water used for the birds and placed in front of my window where I could see it from my desk.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:45

I did wonder about pollen beetles Bob, but I couldn't see it clearly before you 'blew it up' and I too am puzzled as to why they're on lettuce - slightly yellowish lettuce, but definitely not providing the beetles with pollen

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:43

Some of the growth potential is in the DNA, some is due to the conditions in which the plants are grown - that being said, I would always collect the seeds from the best performing plants


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:32

Squirrels often go for flower buds and fresh greenery because they are thirsty - try putting a large shallow dish of fresh water out for them. 

Purple/black spots on honeysuckle foliage

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:29

It has Powdery mildew - keep the soil moist and the container shaded and cool - (if yuy can plant it in the ground that will be much better) - the leaves will go yellow and fall, but the plant will recover and grow again if you can get the cultural conditions right, see my posts above.

Good luck

Anyone know their climbers?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:12

Clematis vitalba (old man's beard) the English native clematis

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