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Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:25

Thanks Verdun you're a font of knowledge, as ever.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:21

You're right - just don't always have much time! But I try to use them only around a few more sensitive plants. Also have some resident frogs though, so would like to try eliminating all poisons, as I'm worried they could be harmed by pellets.

Nematodes for caterpillars it is then! Do you happen to know when they would be at their most active Verdun? It certainly looked like caterpillars could be the culprits, rather than snails, just because of the speed at which the leaf-stripping happened.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:19

Which day are you all heading to Anglesey Abbey?

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:18

That's interesting Dove - thanks.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 22:36

Hello Verdun

Yes, I'd initially thought vine weevils too 9we've been plagued the past 2 years and I've used nematodes), but as you said, the leaves were completely stripped bare, rather than having notches nibbled out of them.

Little swines.

I had slug pellets down for snails and used nematodes for slugs.

So by process of elimination, could it be caterpillars?

Wonder if there are nematodes for them too...my garden will be awash with about 3 different kinds by Spring, at this rate!

 

Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 19:31

You too crack me up 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

And thanks for the link Dove

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

I may be able to, depending on dates - keep me posted on when you're all going nut - would love to come (and meet some of you peeps too) 

 

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:14

Thanks! I shall do that

hope for my skimmias yet then!

 

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:40

Emma, were your cucumbers in pots?

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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