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Lily beetles

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:22

I spray with provado now. It lasts eight weeks, it has worn off by the time the lilies flower. The only thing it gets is grubs  trying to chew the lily leaves. I have one pot that has some forget me nots in. They will be removed before spraying. I squashed seven the other day and a mating pair this morning.

Ginger lily not flowering

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 10:57

I found that mine flowers if it is in  a large pot, well fed, and up against a sunny house wall for the summer. It also likes lots of water.

Blood fish and bone

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 22:19

So will foxes.

Magnolia buds eaten before flowering

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 22:15

Squirrels eat the magnolia buds in my garden after they have eaten the camellia flowers.  Presumably they think it is salad.

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 17:33

Cutting off the flowering shoots now will make them branch and you will have better plants in the end. Pot them on into six inch pots if the  roots fill the pots  they are currently in.

Am I too late

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 17:31

Assuming you are only cutting less than a third of the total branches off, it should be OK. I would not cut it back hard at this time.  Old rose plants should only have up to a third of the stems removed at any one time. To rejuvenate an old plant, remove one third of old wood each year for three years.

toms have given up !

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 12:24

They look to  me like not enough light and too much heat.  If you can stand them outside against a wall during the day and bring in at night , it might toughen them up a bit.

Using shredded ivy

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 12:20

Dried ivy burns really well.

Cutting back Beech Hedge in April

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 19:54

Yes, that is exactly what will happen. I cut a beech hedge down hard as it was too big. It took 2 years to fully clothe the cut side again.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 14:44

Euphorbia lathyris or caper spurge. Wear gloves while handling.  The white sap will burn the skin when exposed to sunshine.

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