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Dreaded thrips

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:32
6 cycles?! My goodness, no wonder they are hard to beat...

Dreaded thrips

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:31
Thank you so much Bob.
No I'm not keeping any plants, as u mainly only have hardy perennials and evergreens, bulbs, cyclamens and the odd annual. I religiously cleared up all dead leaves this autumn too, as much as I could and sprayed insecticide over all the dormant plants.
Good idea to stop SB before, I did wonder if the SB would make it harder for predators to move too!
Can I ask you, do you use any nematodes on your thrips? Was wondering about the effectiveness, since the temperature has to be fairly high before they can e used.
I hate thrips even more than vine weevil- they ruined my garden last year

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:37

I need help! Please! I don't know what else to do with my fusspot plant and will probably chuck it out if it doesn't improve, but that would make me sad 

Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:35

KEF and runny- most Edinburgh girls under the age of 25 regularly go out in sub zero temperatures with practically nothing on  Used to make me weep when I lived there. I could almost feel myself getting a kidney infection, just watching them!

Pansy, that is brilliant 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:32

Ooh your white ones are fab! And I'm impressed you managed to get anything out of a corm-mine never work! have to plant them with leaves.

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:22

Thanks pansy 

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:14

Ah GardeningG that sounds lovely.never seen a tree creeper. Had never seen a goldfinch until 3 weeks ago! Would love to have a garden large enough one day to leave a wild bit of teasel for the. In the meantime, will plant a verbena Bon as suggested by hosta fan.

It was very mild here until today Alan- bitingly cold wind tonight and set to plummet by tomorrow....that's what I find hard, being originally Mediterranean in my bones- this constant yoyo-ing between bleak winter and start of spring. Drives me nuts!


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:09

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:08

Ah I see  Mine was one of those really silly purchases one later regrets within about 5 minutes of opening the box, usually....

if it's freezing in Yorkshire, it could be why the goldfinches have gone. Maybe they'll return if you lay out some goodies for them, come spring! Have a look at this- love the short video of them singing

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:01

I think I'll try than pansy face, thanks. When would be a good time, do you think- spring? I bought mine in the alpine section of a garden centre as well, put only because it said it loved shade on the label and I have plenty of that! It really has thrived on no loving care whatsoever. 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

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: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

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