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Oh no.....not again...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:55

Think you'll find I was up before you and at choir practice ...

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:55
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

I believe they are insecticides based on Pyrethrum which is extracted from Chrysanthemums and considered organic.  The RHS have a list of products based on this in their 'pesticides for home use' pdf, here, for anyone looking (see page 3):

Vitax PY and Scott's Bug Clear are commonly available brands in the UK.



Yes I know them - but not Bug be gone  - I wondered whether it's a different formulation due to different regulations elsewhere, or whether it's something new likely to be (or already) introduced in the UK.

Identification please

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:43

Send him a letter by Recorded Delivery telling him that unless the matter is resolved to your satisfaction you will be contacting Trading Standards and seeking redress through the Courts. 

Unless he's a total idiot that should focus his mind

Can I store gladioli bulbs until next year?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:35
greenlove wrote (see)

... The only choice I have is to take them there by myself in August. Which I am assuming means that they can't be planted until next spring?


By which time they will have rotted ...   bulbs/corms need to be grown every year, as far as I'm aware they can't be stored past their growing season.  


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:27

Good morning KEF

Good luck to all those being examined - stressful time - take deep breaths and think positive thoughts

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:13

Are you here in the UK?  I can't find any stockists here - it seems to be mainly available in Canada.

Please Help.... Nasty Weed

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:56

A home made weedkiller will not be effective against a deep-rooted plant such as Butterbur!

Use a weedkiller containing glyphosate, spray it on the leaves and leave them until they are brown and dead - this indicates that the roots are dead as well.  If you pull the leaves up too soon the roots will not be dead and you'll get the infestation all over again!

Good luck


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:51

I agree with SwissSue - keep it in a pot unless you have a large area where it can spread uncontrolled!

There are lots of other grasses far more suitable for mixing in flowering borders.

website advice "what to do now" section

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:49

Hi Bronte - sorry you're having difficulty - if you contact the web team here they should be able to help.


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:47

Good morning all - lowest temp last night 5.1C  - runner beans are fine and the tomatoes were indoors so all is well. 

Will visit Ma this morning so the garden will have to manage without me again.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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