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Brachyglottis 'sunshine'

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:56

Music to my ears, well, eyes I guess!

Brachyglottis 'sunshine'

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:36

I have three of these that have as good as done their job flower wise this year. They are well established but get long with bare woody centres..

Having done some reading it seems that hard pruning should be ok but it is best done in April. I am an impatient gardener when it comes to things looking messy and am keen to take some frustration out on them now.

Has anyone given them a good seeing to at this time of year without issue or do I need to close my eyes when I walk passed them and wait until April?


Yellow Flowers and Little Black Bettle Things

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 23:01

Thanks Bob, that's them.



Yellow Flowers and Little Black Bettle Things

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:36


Yellow seems to be a favourite colour for some tiny (about 2mm in length) beetle looking things. The are on bracyglottis, day lily and even the yellow middle of my white leucanthemum (apologies for any mis-spellings). They don't look like they are doing any damage, yet anyway, but there are loads of them.

Any ideas what they are and will they become a problem?




What is eating my foxglove?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 21:08

Is this a slugs calling card? What looks like poo just above a leaf joint?


What is eating my foxglove?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 09:37

Found a third that has been got. It is near to the other two.. This one is a self seeded one in my bin store so it will be protected from pigeons. Something crawly is looking the favourite. Off out now so will hunt from caterpillars etc later. 

What is eating my foxglove?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 07:02

I am too urban for rabbits but there are plenty of wood pigeons. 

What I find strange is that it is only the foxglove that has been attacked.


Another Plant ID

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 06:59

I have done some googling and Olearia looks a good call.

Nut, I took the photo yesterday, yes it lives in the garden all year. 

What is eating my foxglove?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:27


The picture below used to be a foxglove. Two, close by, but in different beds have been munched. Nothing else has been touched. Is there anything that targets Foxgloves?


Another Plant ID

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:23

Hi super plant identifiers. Please can you tell me what this shrub is?



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Brachyglottis 'sunshine'

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Yellow Flowers and Little Black Bettle Things

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What is eating my foxglove?

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Another Plant ID

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Plant Identification

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Plant Identification

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Seedling Issues?

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Non Flowering Plants

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Arbutus Unedo

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Weed (perhaps)?

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Under performing grasses

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