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Just a Lily, woo hoo !

Posted: Today at 13:33

Here are my Lily trees so far.

I'd love to see everyone's.  I just love them x

What is this Beetle

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 18:51

What is this Beetle

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 18:46

Hee hee, that is a MAY BUG. They are no harm. I have several every May. 

I think they are so cute.  Although I'm terrified as soon as they take flight. 

Lily Beetle !

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 18:42

My poor lily trees are rapidly disappearing.

I have only found 3 of the darling,  devil red, demon beetles.  Also I'm regularly checking for the eggs and grubs on the underside of the leaves. But still each day more damage appears. 

From what I've read, the only way to get rid of them is to use pesticide ??? 

I hate to use it at home. At work is a different story,  needs must and all that. 

I'm only too aware of the negatives and the dangers of their useage.

is there no other way ?


Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 03:02
Hey Hostafan1, that Dhalia I'm gonna send u is exactly like the one Lyn posted above. X

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 03:09
Split the postage 50/50 Hosta.

Don't forget, really, you are doing me a favour having it. I really really hate chucking out any viable plant, bulb or tuber. It makes me sad.

I'm already looking forward to you posting photos of it next summer ! LOL.

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 18:58
Hostafan1,l I am a driveable distance-ish. About 5 or 6 hours. Lol. I am in Battle near Hastings, East sussex. Lol.

Post was what I had in mind. Shouldn't cost too much if I smile sweetly. LoL.

I just been taking some more pics of it. I'll pop on to laptop
in a sec to upload.

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 10:28
Hostafan1, once my orange nugget is all over and done with, due to its size, I will be digging it out. Unfortunately I don't have the space. Soooooooo the tubar will be looking for a new home. ?? ????

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 03:35

BevG that is a gorgeous flower, sorry I cant help you identify.


Hiya Hostofan1, unfortunately my monster Dhalia is a completely sterile plant. I'm not sure how to get another plant from it, would it be via a leaf cutting?

also the packet said it was deer proof, lol turns out it is also a slug repellent. which was unfortunate for my neighbouring Dhalia, 'Red Pygmy', which got absoloutely decimated by the slimy sods.

How do you like this one, we were really pleased with it.

Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 22:53


Yeah, huge great shaggy flowers.

Its stem, at soil level is roughly 2" in girth and its about 3 foot tall.

It is a monster.

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Discussions started by Frannerz

Just a Lily, woo hoo !

I'm so happy, gotta love them ? ! 
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Lily Beetle !

Is pesticide the only way ?? 
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Dhalia dilemma. Orange Nugget ??!!

Orange nugget, might actually be a Triffid. 
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sparaxis or Harlequin

how do I prolong flowers ? 
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Plant ID Please.

This was a rescue,  
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Please, guide me, oh wise ones of the Forum. X

So far every day has been MISERY. Pest and Weather damage. 
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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 21:18

acer help pleeeeease.

can I trim my acer now. ??. 
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issues when I create a message to post

I don't get a page like the one shown in help section.  
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Funny pest control !!!

I actually saw it happen. LMAO !! nature always cracks me up.  
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horrendous infestations have struck my garden, has anyone else had trouble this year.? 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 14:53

Russian giant sunflowers

Do I cut off the faded main heads? 
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