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peony rosebuds

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 14:38

Well when I bought it, it said it was a Japanese peony. It differs only slightly from conventional peopnies in that it leas and buds earlier than the others. The buds are not so much round as heartshaped.

I must say I haven't noticed any earwigs around but I will try the paper and pot idea.

peony rosebuds

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 11:59

Something has chewed massive big holes in my peony rosebuds. This is the first year this Japanese peony has tried to flower (been in for ca. 8 years without flowering) so I am very angry about whatever bug it is. Anybody know what is the problem and how to stop it?

I sprayed the plant with bug killer when I discovered 3 of the buds were damaged but since then another two have been infected.

Talkback: Aphids

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:30
hello again, well I tried the soap solution against the blackfly and it seemed to help - coupled with my daily routine of searching the rose buds and squashing any errant bugs, they appear to be on the wane - thank goodness - thanks for the tip!

Talkback: Aphids

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Re. this business of getting rid of insect pests I can report that having read your advice about the rhubard solution it has worked for me a treat against greenfly. They seem to shrivel up. My real problem is blackfly and the rhubard is not doing the trick here. I have tried 2 different chemical solutions but also to no avail. The blackfly are killing my rose buds off at an alarming rate. What can I do?
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peony rosebuds

a bug is chewing holes in the buds! 
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