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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?

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

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!   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:52

Too late...

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P5230835_zps0d4add14.jpg

 

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:44

You'll fit in well here then!

Perennial Indentification

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:42

One of the Comfreys?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:36

Panda 

Absolutely - I've been all growed up for a while  so cake it is  

No drooling allowed Fraxinus - only eating 

Joining

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:33

Welcome to all the newbies- I hope you enjoy the chat and info. So many new people I can't keep up..must be my age...

Lovely pic Pam - you should put it on the Gallery thread as well. It's quite clear when you enlarge 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:28

It would be worth it though Panda...

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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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slugs, snails and bees

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cufcskim's reply!

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