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Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:03

Yes David - they refer back to earlier posts.

Suggestions

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:01

Hi,

re rose - how tall is the fence and how big a pot do you have?

re flowering tree - what  size is the area - what's the biggest the tree can grow to without being a nuisance?

 

re your weeping willow - is it a Kilmarnock willow? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43130.jpg?width=99&height=99&mode=max

 

Montery Cypress Goldcrest

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:47

They are gorgeous - I presume you have to continue to train them in a spiral as they grow?

Aphids

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:46

Probably - it's the result of the lovely clean air we have here Snoodle - as there's only a few leaves affected pinch them off and burn them.  If they die and fall to the ground the spores are there on the surface of the soil to reinfect your rose bush so try to avoid that if you can. 

ladderback infestation??

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:07

I think we're talking about leatherjackets - the larvae of the crane fly also known as daddy long legs.  The adults lay their eggs in the lawn and the grubs eat the roots before pupating and turning into more crane flies 

You might find that birds have been digging holes in your lawn in order to access this delicacy 

You can get rid of them by applying nematodes in the autumn - there are lots of earlier threads on this, here is one with more details  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/what-is-hapenning-to-my-lawn-in-the-winter/228998.html 

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 08:54

Here is the first thread on this - think we met up with a red herring or two 

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:36

I'm sure I've seen that technique used on lavenders on tv a while back, resulting in lots of little rooted shoots, but googling doesn't reveal anything. 

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:32

Welcome Sessi 

Can you take some photos of your garden and post them on here?  That will give us an idea of the possibilities 

 

To post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

 

Bolting rubarb

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:30

I don't use liquid feed on my rhubarb - I use FB&B in the spring and mid-summer, and mulch with copious amounts of well-rotted farmyard manure in the spring and autumn.  

Garlic

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:26

I ought to add that this is the first time we've grown garlic (strictly speaking this is the Under Gardener's garlic), but a friend is a garlic farmer, and  his garlic fields  look like this 

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