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What is killing my Verburnum

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 15:32

thank u fidgetbones. im not sure mildew as not white just like been sprayed with coal dust. aand it rubs off so easy.  i have given it plenty to drink and will mulch.  :)

What is killing my Verburnum

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:59

Hello all.

Hoping for some help as to what is wrong with my Verburnum bush..

In the last week its leaves have started to go brown and yellow and get black dusty looking stuff on them. and is slowing creeping to the whole plant.  i not sure what it is as all other plants in garden are ok. this is on a boundary where my other one died last year also. a beautiful 10 year old shrub just died.

do they die off with age or is it a  disease or weed killer doing it. the bay next door to it is also starting to look unwell..

it is to do with the dry hot summer we have had and lack of rain down here. as even now we not had much since august at all. been dry year down on the Island for us. 

would appreciate any help or guidance from you all

thank you in advance


How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:23

Tetley. no u are so right to make aware.. .. and im lucky in sense where i live only one cat down lane. i think railway line all way along back stops them coming over and cliffs at front stop any. and most have dogs.. that cant get in my garden and shouldnt if on leads.

but i have read up and made sure on other animals.. as u say it is a serious danger to them  and i am looking into another place for one in bushes also. or may remove it altogether. but i wont stop one on roof as birds use it as feed station. 

Green fingered finch. can u not put them out somewhere else for the birds to eat. i feel that killing of snails in our garden has been part blame for decline in thrushes over the years. :(

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:26
Tetley says:

Leaving that salt where dogs can reach it could be life threatening to them - they are attracted to salt, and it can result in a slow and ugly death....not sure how it may affect other animals  

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 its not left where dogs can get it.. it just there so i could photo it. it sits up on top the side shed roof. i have not had any probs with animals. but i dont have any. and neighbours cats dont seem bothered by it.

one in garden under bushes. doesnt seem to bother them either. butas i say i dont have animals..

it works for some and not for others. all things have to be trial and error

Last edited: 18 July 2016 22:29:35

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:17

beautiful garden Mortuus looking wonderful..

stunning Verdun hun stunning... wish there was a like button on yr piccies

such beautiful gardens to look at .. love looking at other gardens. gives me ideas

Victoria sponge.. thank u good to be back..

GWRS loving that chiminea u have. im after one for my area..and was looking at one of those. are they good as said can be BBQ as well.. do they give off good heat when using as burner. and can u burn anything in them :)

Last edited: 18 July 2016 13:23:42

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:16

oh no that is not good GWRS :(

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:14
philippa smith2 says:

I was watching 3 of the local Hedgehogs in my garden last night.  One was stuffing his face in the feed bowl, another had rolled into a ball as he/she was being bullied and the 3rd was having a drink of water.

There were at least 4 or 5 slugs lounging around and not one Hog even looked at them.  There were also several Frogs which had come out of the pond and I didn't see them take much notice of our slimey friends either

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 maybe because u feed them something much nicer that slugs haha. is why the are full and i hard not sure if right.. that certain slugs.. nothing will touch them at all. 

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:12

Michael Pc that sounds wonderful idea.. i have some in my garden and no pond as yet :) or damp area.. but while cutting back and dead heading i have come apoun 5 so far.

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:10

aw Posy . no the birds not eat them . not sure i not ever looked. but this stops them getting out and in yr garden again. as they wont pass it. lot mine disappear. so not sure who eats them. have got frogs in garden. so not sure as dont sit and watch them once in tray ..

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:06
green fingered finch says:

Can't picture where you mean to place the salt!??

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  here u go and also wakeshine here is piccie . sorry not in focus. but this is one mine. this is upside down freesbie and tray.. as long as outer is bigger than inner so they cant stretch over.. the salt sits in between the outer of hte big one and small one

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