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Lily Flower Heads being meticulously munched

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 17:39

Having disposed of red lily Beatles and their grubs on earlier flowering lilies, I now have really healthy lilies, apart from the fact that the large flower buds are being nibbled, sometimes in large holes.  There appear to be tooth type marks, very small, and very precise, but no evidence of anything causing this.  All leaves on the plants are completely intact.  I have been checking regularly, morning, afternoon, evening and even middle of the night, but can see absolutely nothing!  Any suggestions as to what this is, and what I can do?

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 16:49

Thanks for all the help with my very tall alliums - they flowered, and the mystery was solved - I think Victoria Sponge named them as Summer Drummer Alliums, and that seems to be a perfect ID. They reached 6 ft 9 inches in old money!!

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 20:55

Definitely not discouraged!  As an amateur gardener, everything I put in my garden becomes a fantastic adventure.  I get a lot of my plants and shrubs as sale items from garden shops, nurseries and roadside stalls, with the remainder from shows, friends or online.  Virtually all of the garden survives despite me - but in my small patch, I love it all - except the hundreds of slugs and snails.  I love alliums, so will keep trying to get a good display with them.  Thanks again

What tree is this?

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:23

Definitely Berberis Darwinii - mine is a hooligan!


Alliums not flowering

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:06

Thanks so much for all your input. I will follow suggestions, be patient then reposition at end of season. Great to know there us help out there for novices, and I will look up those allium providers' websites.

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 15:16

Guess photo "righted' itself! Tallest "allium" is 120cm and girth of stem is 10cm.

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 15:08

Photo attached


Sorry it is not right way up - photographic skills are worse than gardening skills!

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 22:28

They are Allium Giganteum - at least that is what I thought I had purchased

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 16:50

The bulbs were large when I bought them at Gardeners' World from one of the Dutch allium suppliers two years ago.  Thanks for all your input - I too, am baffled.  Reckon I will dig them in to an empty space in another part of my tiny plot and see if they like the "ambience" there!!


Thanks again for your input.

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:24

Thanks for your response. They are not being over fed, and they are in gritty soil in decent sun!  They are also planted at the depth suggested for their type.  That is why I am baffled!!

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Lily Flower Heads being meticulously munched

Not Lily Beatles! 
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Today, 31 August, I found some old dahlia tubers at the back of the garage which have several shoots. Is there any point in planting them o... 
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