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Budliea

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 14:00

I think that about sums up what I said Verdun, wildlife like bees and butterflies.


Does 'etc' include the very specific food plants for the larval stage of all those butterflies?


No caterpillars, no butterflies. Basic biology.


My last word on the subject, I recognise a brick wall when I come up against one.

Budliea

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:49

As regards helping butterflies, I think too much emphasis is put on pretty flowers for pretty butterflies and not enough on food plants for the larval stage.


The b.......y things eat plants, some of them want weeds. 


Send them all my way, I can feed them

Budliea

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:38

i don't think butterflies will have laid eggs on them, they're not the food plants of any native caterpillars, they're not native plants

cosmos

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:37

I've got flowers. My seed came from the forum seed swap


Can't remember who sent me those

Victorian shrub/small tree

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:35

Clerodendrum bungei. I like those, 


I'd always understood they were not completely hardy which put me off getting some. 

What do you think this is?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 22:27

I always liked those Mike, but not the ones we called Godetia. 


Haven't grown either for a very long time indeed

What do you think this is?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 21:58

It's been cultivated in the UK for years but probably gone out of fashion now.


I remember them from the 50s.

What do you think this is?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 21:28

Clarkia or Godetia, whichever is the current name

Help! Little trees growing everywhere!

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 21:24

Have you a photo.the speed of growth and the number of seedlings doesn't sound like hawthorn. Also hawthorns aren't very big trees. But probably irrelevant, they're in your lawn and you don't want them.


I find mowing deals with tree seedlings in grass very effectively

Last edited: 27 August 2016 21:26:58

A tree is my garden is very sick

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:27

I'll bump this up in case anyone has anything to suggest but these plants are so far gone I think it will be difficult to pin-point the original cause.

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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