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Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 22:25

Looks like a cricket.

New Tomato Pests?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 00:15

The caterpillar you caught is probably from the tomato moth, They start off on the leaves of the plant making small holes, as the caterpillar gets bigger they cause damage to the tomatoes.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 10:39

You could try taking some cuttings, hebe's usually take quite easily. just in case you can't save the plant.

What Beetles are on my Lavender ?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 19:14

It's a rosemary beetle they eat lavender and thyme too.

White fluff on clipped box bushes

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 17:39

It is probably caused by box aphid, I get it on my box hedge, I do not treat it as it does not seem to cause any long term damage.

What dianthus?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 17:40

Dianthus Flashing Lights

Rhododendron help

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 12:45

Nematodes are a safe way to control vine weevils, if that's your only plant being attacked you could go out with a torch on a warm evening, and try to catch any vine weevil on the plant.


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 16:58

Scale insects is the most likely pest to cause the black sticky substance on your bay tree leaves, you will have to find a suitable spray to keep it under control. you should be able to see them on the back of the leaves and stems above the effected  leaves.

Rhododendron help

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 16:34

I can't enlarge the picture but the holes you mention look like vine weevil damage.

Holes in my laurels

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 00:13

Its caused or made worse by damp weather, also  try not to wet the leaves if you water the plant. by the picture it doesn't look that bad, I have some laurels in pots and one of them has it much worse. It should not kill the plant .

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