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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:58

I noticed when I went to pick my raspberries that the leaves of some plants had been completely stripped.  It looks exactly like the leaves on my rose bush that got stripped last year.  That was down to rose sawfly, and I squashed at the caterpillars and that seemed to do the trick.

I can't actually see anything on the raspberry leaves, does anyone know if we have raspberry sawfly in this country?




Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:54

I understand that in some states in Australia cats are not allowed out of their own garden.  Not sure how they are kept in though.

55 million birds a year are killed by cats.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:48

It's in a very large pot and I've watered it regularly over the summer.  I could take a look to see if it's pot bound, but I think it's too far gone now.  It's annoying, as these plants aren't cheap.  I think I'll steer clear of ericaceous-loving plants from now on.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:09

I have a hammamelis in a pot, in ericaceous compost.  It has grown and flowered well for the last 3 or 4 years, but now looks very sick.  The leaves are drooping and turning yellow.  I have watered it with sequestered seaweed feed and drenched the leaves, but all to no avail.  I think now it's too late to save it. 

Has anyone any ideas what is wrong?

Pests & diseases in my garden

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 09:40

Can anyone tell me if we have raspberry sawfly in the UK?  My raspberry leaves are being stripped. I can't see any caterpillars on the leaves, but we had rose sawfly last year and the leaves were stripped in the same way.


Also I have a hammamelis which is looking very sick.  The leaves are losing their green, and shrivelling up.  It's in a pot of ericaceous compost, and I have fed it 3 times with sequestered seaweed feed, but it still looks very poorly.  Is there anything else that might help?

Spring Garden

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:13

It seems that tulips are well known for only flowering in their first year of planting.  I lift mine from pots, and keep them dry in the greenhouse, but often they shrivel away.  If I understand right, it's the  SPECIES tulips that will carry on flowering each year.  If you look on packs of tulips it should say if they're species or not  .Although having said that, I have some red tulips in a bed that have flowered for 30 years!  Lucky or what?

Rose sawfly

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 17:28

My Jacqueline Du Pre has been stripped of leaves  by the rose sawfly caterpillar, but what I would like to know is whether this pest eats other plants too.  I have  lupin, galtonia and gladiolus plants that show the same type of attack as the rose.

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shredded leaves 
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looks like dying 
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Pests & diseases in my garden

sawfly & other pests 
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Rose sawfly

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