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Posted: 03/10/2013 at 11:54

Hi Blackcap...was walking the dog this am when I saw an acuba japonica in my neighbours garden and realized what I meant to recommend to you was actually FATSIA JAPONICA   and not acuba japonica !!( which I also have and love - it tollerates partial shade and is fab in the winter with its bright leaves and berries)  I'm not sure where you are gardening, but Fatsia Japonica is frost hardy but may need a bit of protection from strong wind....there is also a lovely variegated version.....sorry for getting my japonicas mixed up!

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Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:43

Hi Blackcap...you are probably sorted at this stage...but the thing that shines in my dark corner is my acuba japonica or cheese plant....requires no effort at all! Very old hat  (and even a bit cheesey!)I know but its lovely and shiney and green...also, have you thought about ferns...Monty was plantin them in a shady spot recently and they are lovely in the wind!

Daphne

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:53

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Hi all...very interesting Daphne chat....sorry Nutcutlet, can't help as know nothing bout Daphne (and most other gardening matters) but thought you might help me identify this which I inherited from my sister who doesn't know which one it is...sorry its a sideways pic..a bit new at all of this!! Just looking at it this am and notice that there are no signs of flowers....only planted it out recently and was hoping it might loose its unhealthy yellowy hue...not even sure what colour the leaves should be...would be very glad of any ideas!

Root mealybug

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:49

Thanks a lot Dianne 12...I will know my mealy bugs from my root mealy bugs next time! Hope you had a good weekend in the garden, it was amazingly warm here!

 

Root mealybug

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 11:11

I have just destroyed a huge 20 year old phormium (ordinary one) ..it was dying off by degrees(flopping) and I finally realised it was mealybug.....did anyone notice the awful smell as well as the white powder and slime? I hadn't considered the prospect of the bugs invading other areas of the garden, how likely is that?  Ivy Green

How to control Boston Ivy and Parthenocissus

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 20:01

Perfect! I like having all the wavy bits blowing around for Halloween!

How to control Boston Ivy and Parthenocissus

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:22

Thanks Waterbutts...had a feeling that was the answer...just had an idea about wire being used somehow but probably crossed wires on my part...whats the best time of year for hacking to encourage growth as little as possible?

How to control Boston Ivy and Parthenocissus

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:35

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone has some tips for controling ivy/climbers on the front of my house. I have noticed that some people's creeper-clad homes look very neat! Is there any magic way of encouraging it to 'stop' before it reaches the gutters or do I just prune evey year?  my house is attached to my neighbour so I also feel I have to stop it travelling across to their side. It is inclined to leave a big of a mess when I pull if off the wall unless I get there very early on.  I have managed to train it around my bay window but that is easy as I can reach it from a ladder.  Any suggestions.  Many thanks, Ivy Green

seed share

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 18:50

Thank you both very much!

seed share

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 17:39

Hello, I'm new to gardener's world and not sure how the website works...I'll be honest and say I have joined because I have problems to solve and not because I can be of any assistance!  I would love to talk to someone who has Boston Ivy  or parthenocissus growing on their house...Are there any tricks for stopping it continuing up to the roof? It is quite high so if I could avoid having to pull it back each year it would be great.  Here goes!!

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How to control Boston Ivy and Parthenocissus

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