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Aquilegia

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:45

If it is the gall midge,just cut the heads off and dispose.(not on the compost heap).  Best burnt.


You have to cut the cycle of the larvae falling into the soil, and then metamorphosing into the adult insect, free to lay eggs in the flower bud again.

Pinch and zoom on mobile devices

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 17:03

Works well on the kindle Fire.

What are these plants?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 10:17

Surfinia or petunia.

someone must have the answer for me

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 00:05

Fill it up with soil, enough to fill the hole before planting. 

Yellow columbine help!

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 23:35

I don't think it is frost, aquilegias are pretty hardy. The Touchwood aquilegias site has a page on aquilegias diseases. I agree with nut, shear it all off, burn or dustbin the debris. Do not put on compost heap if any chance of a fungal disease.

Dahlias

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 23:31

The most advanced ones I have chucked out of the greenhouse, so I suppose they are hardening off. Smaller ones are still being cossetted. I will have to rip out some forgetmenots to make room for them.

someone must have the answer for me

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 23:27

If you have a high water table, you could use it to plant bog lovers such as Gunnera.

Cut and come again

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 16:10

No, if you cut little gem as a head, it will not regrow.

Slugs

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 09:27

Drown them in slug pubs. Shallow dishes of beer scattered around.

Comfrey

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 00:11

You can get bocking 14 comfrey from the organic garden catalogue formerly chase organics

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