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Frost Damaged Hypericum

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 15:42

Thanks Jeffd I took your advice and a year on and the Hypericum has recovered - it did take some hard pruning. Last Summer I removed as many dead stems as I could reach without damaging new growth, this spring I got into the heart of the patch and removed all dead stems, the new growth is abundant, so fingers crossed it will bloom this year again.

Do Vine Weevel's fly?

Posted: 11/03/2012 at 13:21

Yes they look very like the vine weevel but these ones DO fly. When flying they make a whirring noise at which stage I duck for cover and quickly grab the hoover.

Do Vine Weevel's fly?

Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:56

I have noticed over the last 2 years a beetle that looks very like a vine weevel but it fly's.  Now and again they get into the house and fly toward the lights - is this a vine weevel or what else could it be ? how do I get rid of them?

Frost Damaged Hypericum

Posted: 17/02/2012 at 15:46

I live about an hour north of Bordeaux, France and have  a beautiful hypericum hedge, about 4 feet high and 30 feet long, growing along the north side of the house, it normally stays green throughout the winter with a stunning yellow display in the summer.  This year after a mild winter, spring came early and new growth had appeared by the end January when sudden in February 2 weeks of -10c frost and snow.  Every leaf on the bush has withered and gone brown. Do I cross my (not so green) fingers and hope for the best, do I trim it back to let a much light as possible get to the base of the hedge, or do I write it off dig it up and start all over again? HELP

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Do Vine Weevel's fly?

I think I've got flying vine weevels. 
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Last Post: 11/03/2012 at 13:21

Frost Damaged Hypericum

To cut back or not to cut back that is the question? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2013 at 16:04
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