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Roses under attack

Posted: Yesterday at 09:37

Several of my rose bushes have their leaves stuck together and also holes in them. Opened a few but empty except for one which had a tiny brown striped caterpillar inside (disposed of). Not sure if this is rose sawfly or tortrix caterpillar. If I hand pick the poor roses will be almost bare. Is there a biological spray I can use?

Cosmos scorch on leaves

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 09:26

My young cosmos plants have been outside hardening off but have now developed brown edges on leaves. Not sure if its wind scorch or sunburn. Should I trim off the burnt edges or leave well alone?. New growth coming through ok from centre of plants.

Lily beetles

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:16

Another beetle today, very fast moving but I caught it and disposed. No more eggs so far,

Lily beetles

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 11:01

Found an adult (bright red  a1154)  sunning itself yesterday afternoon which I caught and disposed of, more eggs today.

Lily beetles again -sorry!

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 12:22

I have just read on line that sunflower oil can be used but would this have to be diluted? Sprayed on?

Lily beetles

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 10:01

Found several lines of eggs no sign of parents.

Lily beetles

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 08:59

Just done the morning check and even more leaves nibbled but not a sign of beetles or eggs, keep looking!

Lily beetles

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 14:55

Thank you everyone I will try to buy Neem oil, is it available here in France? Otherwise vigilance!

Lily beetles

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 11:10

My lilies are growing rapidly and I have found one with the leaves chewed away and am hoping its a snail or slug and not the dreaded lily beetle. My plants were infested last year, daily checks destroying grubs and beetles. Is there a spray available yet for these pests or any hints to stop the devils?

Pelargonium cuttings

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 10:39

Thank you.

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Roses under attack

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Cosmos scorch on leaves

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Lily beetles again -sorry!

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Lily beetles

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Pelargonium cuttings

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french marigolds not germinating

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