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Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:31

They aren't all circular.  Many more leaves have been reduced to the ribs.  Even the circular hole I saw yesterday has now been 'converted' into destroyed leaf.

Ngs first timer

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:11

It must have been an exhausting day, but you've done really well.


Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:09

Yes they can still spray Roundup.  Just do it on a fairly still day to avoid the risk of the weedkiller drifting where it isn't wanted, and keep the spray head close to the weeds.

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:02

I'll let you know the outcome once I've shown the evidence to the GC staff.

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:28

Oddly enough, I had problems with one in the back garden for a couple of years but that one hasn't been touched this year.  The problem one is in the front garden, but is one of three out there and the others haven't been touched.  I think I'll take a couple of leaves into our local GC and see if they can help.

double headed rake

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:02

That looks like to me.

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:00

Just one of my hydrangeas is being eaten by something, but I can't see what.  Nothing obvious on the leaves.  Some circular holes, and elsewhere the leaves are being stripped down to ribs.  Any suggestions on likely cause and solutions?

Have you had Garden melt down before?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 08:05

I'm going into melt down through not being able to get on with the garden.  We went away for a week and came back 10 days ago.  The weeds had obviously waited until I turned my back and then invited all their mates over  It's hardly stopped raining since we got back so the opportunity to get the borders cleared has been very limited.  It's driving me nuts.

Weather forecasts don't help either.  Look in the morning and it's going to improve tomorrow, look again in the evening and it's rain tomorrow, improving the day after.  Repeat as necessary.

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:13

Hour long programmes will be great, as long as they don't just pad it out with more film of the dogs!  Nothing against the dogs, but the show is supposed to be Gardeners World, not Crufts Goes Wild.

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:11
Liriodendron says:

Yes, I did, Dove.  Revealing indeed how "tied in knots" Brexit spokespeople get when challenged...  not that Bremain "facts" are necessarily free from exaggeration.  

I'm afraid I'm a bit suspicious of people who've made up their minds based on "gut feeling" alone.

See original post

 If we could collect all the bull**** being spouted by both sides we wouldn't need to buy any fertiliser for our gardens for many years.

Also, if we were actually being provided with facts rather than a level of spin which would have made Tony Blair dizzy, we might have something other than gut feeling to go by.

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