Latest posts by figrat

Unknown beetle..

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 20:56
Oh Lavande, just had a look at the old Beeb link. How very upsetting. They really are a menace aren't they? Hope everyone reads this thread so they won't be seduced by the beetles' pretty glitter.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 20:19

Self-seeded tomatoes

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:48
Or some cherry sized ox hearts!

Clematis Montana Peveril

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:42
A very pretty and unusual climber. Google for info - not being obstructive, can't post links/ photos from iPad.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:36
@ gardeningfantic - got your pm, can't reply at present as am on iPad and not all options available! Will be interested re seed collection. Have sailed past your place quite a few times, but don't worry, I won't chuck them overboard.

Clematis Montana Peveril

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:32
Have you checked out akebia quinata?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 18:05

I've got a white Jacob's ladder in flower now, when it's finished raining I'll take a pic. Have never tried harvesting seed from it, but if you give me a few hints I'm happy to have a go.

Red rhubarb leaves

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:34
Hi all. This is the first year I've tried growing rhubarb, and was given 3 crowns which were planted up in about late February. All has seemed to be going fine, but today I've noticed that quite a few of the leaves on all plants have turned bright red. Have googled it, and the likely cause seams to be some leaf disease which will eventually finish the plants off. Is there anyone that can give me any better news? The plants themselves look healthy - in a technicolour sort of way.

Unknown beetle..

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:27
I think this is probably a Rosemary beetle, which does munch on just the range of plants you mention, as do its larvae. If you google Rosemary beetle you can confirm (or not) the identification and recommended strategies. Shame, as it is pretty. But then, so are lily beetles...

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