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Sad looking Ceonothus

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:06

My neighbour has a ceoanthus and it's been there for over 20 years.  She just leaves it  alone, never prunes it, never feeds it and has it planted in dry soil and hers is beautiful.  It helps that hers is in full sun all day whereas mine just gets sun part of the day and so mine takes longer to flower and doesn't flower as much.  But I've found that it's best not to prune it at all. 



Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:58

Hi, I just got some Monardas sent to me from RHS and after only having them for just under a month I have thrips on them.   They're small orange ones and I don't want to use anything dangerous to insects or wildlife to get rid of them so what can I do? 

Should I order some other bug to eat the thrips?  Will this prevent the monarda from flowering.  I have 6 plants.  3 are Mondarda Beauty of cobham and 3 are cambridge scarlett. 

I've only been gardening for 4 years and I'm get alot of spider mites on alot of my plants but these thrips are new.  Can anyone help?


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