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how to get rid of

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:42

Thanks for the advice - I'll tell my husband to just leave the bulbs in the pots for the winter.    It is such a pretty beetle, but we shall just have to continue the war next year!

iris identification

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:37

I can't help you, but it looks gorgeous!

Climbers for wet areas

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 22:08

For privacy I think you would prefer an evergreen.    What about cotoneaster or pyracanthus?  

Anyone know what shrub/tree/bush this is?????

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 22:04

Not a laurel.    I think it is a loquat tree.    I had one for years but gave it away a couple of months ago.   It was growing in a pot.   It is also known as the Japanese Medlar.   Mine originated from Majorca.

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 06:55

I like your idea of using fuschias to cover a boring fence panel!

how to get rid of

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 06:51

My husband has grown lilies in pots this year, and checked them, killing the lily beetles he found, on a daily basis.    He is keeping them in the pots to overwinter, hoping they will flower again next year.    Does this mean he will be preserving the lily beetles too?

Personally, I gave up on lilies several years ago, as the continual checking for these beetles became too much of a chore.    They are one of my husband's favourite flowers.

hydrangeas

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:35

I have one hydrangea in a pot - I couldn't begin to count how many flower-heads it has, there are so many.      But, it is a very thirsty plant and needs lots and lots of water!!!!

Roses on my driveway

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:24

My advice is to go with what YOU feel is right!

what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:33

My local Oxfam shop often has plants for sale - why not ask your local charity shops if they want them?

For sale section

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:29

A swap shop sounds a great idea!

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