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runner-bean-help

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:16

My beans seem to have been the subject of blackfly which have now been eaten by syrphid fly (hover fly) larvae. See this thread I started:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/syrphid-fly-larvae/97587.html

 

Drooping acer leaves

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:59

We have now lost the acer platanoides and an acer griseum planted nearby in the hospice garden. On speaking to the local nursery who supplied them, it would seem that they don't like very wet ground - which is what we have. Come autumn we will purchase another acer griseum and plant it in a drier area.

syrphid-fly-larvae

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 00:12

Many thanks for your comments

syrphid-fly-larvae

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:23

Sadly we have black fly on some of our runner bean plants. We have sprayed them but, more interestingly, they are being eaten by what we thought were caterpillars. Having googled the problem, indications are that the little insects are more likely to be syrphid fly (Hover Fly) larvae. They are up to 1cm long, have legs and are black with yellow stripes running across their bodies.

Just wondered if anyone else has seen these and can confirm my thoughts?

 

Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 15:27

Thanks, Folks.

Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 14:11

Many thanks, folks. We'll watch it develop.

Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:51

We are just tidying up and cutting out some wild rose growth. On the back of the new(ish) leaves some pale yellow spikey balls have attached themselves. They range in diameter from 1-5mm.

 

Google can't seem to help, but I'm sure someone can identify the problem! Can email photo if required.

Abelia leaves

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:48

Having survived all winter my abelia is suddenly dropping its leaves, both new and old. Can anyone provide an explanation?

Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:38

Thanks, I'll do that. I'll also try sowing a few inside but not on a heated surface.

Its always frustrating seeing solid, compact-looking brassica seedlings in garden centres around March/April so I'm trying to replicate!

Early sowing

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:18

Thanks Busy-Lizzie and sotongeoff. Yes, I do have a greenhouse but its not heated.

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syrphid-fly-larvae

Eating the black fly! 
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Yellow spikey balls on rose leaf

Alien invasion? 
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Abelia leaves

What's happening? 
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Early sowing

Leggy cabbage 
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Talkback: Garden foxes

Yes, they're a right pain in the backside - walking over the vegetable plot, seed beds etc. I try to keep them out but to little avail. Wh... 
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Clematis Florida Sieboldii

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Drooping acer leaves

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Cucumbers

Getting leggy 
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Raised vege beds

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