London (change)
Today 17°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 13°C


Latest posts by jeffd


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 .

Holes in my laurels

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 18:29

Could be laurel shot hole disease, you could trim out some of the worst bits. a fungicide may help.

Problem Swallow nests

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 10:24

Looks like they are protected by law.



Discussions started by jeffd

jeffd has not started any discussions