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Perennial Indentification

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:23

I had thought it might be one of the Campanulas too Salino, but Phill said the flowers were very small bells which made me think otherwise...

I'm all out of ideas without a pic 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:12

What variety is the canna doc?

I have a couple of bright pink/magenta dianthus flowering which is great as I split a big plant not that long ago. Lots of buds on all the clumps. Looking forward to the flower on the Phormium -it's obviously enjoyed the neglect..

I think Verd should have him as his avatar KEF 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 18:05

Hi nut 

Dove's right Flowerbird - the cabbage caterpillars will be on other plants - they're very common - but the eggs are as the pic she posted. I have quite a few here laying their little eggs. Different from what you have on the Camellia. Encourage the birds in for a tasty meal!  

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:42

Sorry - your post wasn't there when I asked. The small cabbage white has green caterpillars. The big one has hairy caterpillars I think 

Are these cabbage worm eggs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:39

Flowerbird- I've never heard of cabbage worms either - do you mean cabbage butterfly caterpillars?


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:34

Slugs and snails can do an awful lot of damage very quickly to emerging clematis. I've lost an entire stem of one of mine and that was the culprit. Loads of buds and foliage wilted overnight and died off. If you trace back to where the shoots have come out the ground you might see the evidence - they strip the outer coating from the woody stem and it's curtains. They often eat the new soft growth but once the plant gets going it's easy to forget that they can still do some serious damage. Sounds like that's what's happened. I've taken all the dead stuff off the affected stem and I've been more vigilant - but I found and dispatched a huge slug hiding on a nearby plant just after the stem started to go. 

I've used pine cones round my Clematis - with great effect. They don't like them at all!

Help with identity of this shrub/climber.

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:09

And once it's out - you can grow something more desirable in it's place!   


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:52

Too late...


Acer's -need to get conditions perfect

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:50

It's a lovely thing to do 

doc's advice is spot on. They won't really need much attention over winter either. A mulch, once you've got them in their pots and watered etc, will help prevent moisture loss through the summer too.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:44

You'll fit in well here then!

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