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sticky webbing around cornflower buds

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:47

I have sticky web like cocoons wrapped around the unopened buds and leaves of my cornflowers (Centaurea Montana). I peeled one open to see what was inside but couldn't really see anything. A few leaves are also sticky white and others yellowing. From looking lovely they now look dreadful. I did see a small brown moth on one of the leaves the other day, could it be that? How do I deal with it without using pesticides?

Any advice appreciated.

Sambucus query

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 12:26

Thanks for that - if I promise to keep it trimmed and not too wild my neighbour might be happier!

Sambucus query

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 11:03

can I ask anyone out there a slighty off the subject question about elders? I have a gorgeous black elder in my garden which was planted before I moved in around 8 years ago and was large then. I have over the years cut it down drastically but it always comes back - it currently is around 10' plus . My neighbour wants me to cut it down as he says it is a tree and is way too close to his house (about 2.5m) and he thinks the roots will damage his foundations. If he's right I guess it is and I will cut it down but sadly as it it so beautiful in the summer when all the pink flowers come out. Can anyone tell me if this is a shrub or a tree and whether the roots would be problematice so close to a house?

dog resistant climber??

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 14:28

Is there such a thing as a climber that is tolerant of dog wee? I have a lovely arch I was growing a passionflower across but run off from the area of the patio that my dog insists on weeing on has caused it to wither and die. I am assuming this is the problem although I wash away the wee with water the second it is deposited.  I am very limited with my space so training the dog to go elsewhere is not an option (she's already been banished to this small area). Would be very grateful for any ideas? (Getting rid of the dog is not an option either...) Thanks.

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