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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:46

Hate to say it Pat,but, if it was me, I'd get rid of those. 

A healthy rhodie shrugs off vine weevil damage and most other pests and diseases - they're pretty tough. Unless someone knows better, I'd certainly lift the young shrubs and have a look for any nasties lurking in the soil.

If you feel it's worth trying to stop the damage and save the plants, you could prune them back and pot them up for now with some fresh soil and stick them somewhere to let them recover. Then check the soil they've been in and go from there.

See what others here think 

Ids please (revisited!)

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:40

Sorry Rob - think we all got carried away re the pond plant! 

I don't recognise the other two at all - I don't grow Golden Rod or the daisies -  but there are lots of far more knowledgeable people here than me so I reckon someone will help at some point. Flowers will definitely assist an ID 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:59

RB - it's the most beautiful glen I've ever had the privilege of walking through.The Munro itself ( you have to walk right along the glen about 7 miles before hitting the hill) isn't too exciting but the walk through the glen makes up for it in spades. My idea of heaven. 

Identification please

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:51

There are lots of different varieties Gary. The purples and the variegated ones are particularly nice I think  

Would like one - but same as you hogweed - doubt they'd survive for me unless I had exactly the right spot 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:48

Liri - we used to holiday at Benderloch when I was a child. On the mainland, due east from Lismore.  We went for the September weekend, a Glasgow holiday at the end of September  and stayed in a caravan next to a tiny little beach  

Rain's gone off here too so I should really be more productive if my aching limbs can be shifted 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:34

A couple of pix from my walk to Carn a' Chlamain last week - none from yesterday as I lost my camera, daft mare

 All in Glen Tilt near Blair Atholl.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:29

Beautiful photos everyone. Where were you both on hols lily and LP? I must have missed your destinations....

donutsmrs - you should post those pix on the Garden Gallery thread as well so that more people will see them. Those little raindrops on the flowers are heavenly aren't they? 

Forest flame

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:53

Not sure Meomye as I don't use insecticides, but I'd think they act quite quickly -within a week perhaps. I'd be inclined to remove some of the affected foliage and dispose of it - not in the compost bin though, if you have one. Plants under stress are more likely to succumb to pests and diseases. Are your shrubs in soil that's in good condition, and not too dry or too soggy, with good airflow?

I'm sure someone will be able to offer further advice re the spray though. 

Deer oh Dear !

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:46

They're lovely to look at Renata but they cause an awful lot of damage as you've discovered. 

A sturdy barricade for the tree is the only solution unless you want to put deer fencing round the whole garden - you may have to do that anyway as they'll wreck lots of planting now that they've found their way in.

They taste good though....

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:36

Not clear enough for me to see Tootles, but Hornbeam and Beech are often clipped like that and kept as a row of 'standards'. 

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