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Pests

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 19:58

I could of sworn I saw some form of grub(larvea) in the soil as i washed it of the roots though??

Pests

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:06

So early into spring and I have a problem which I think has never been far away. My Delphiniums like my Aquilegia's have been putting on growth early, but I have just noticed today that all the shoots of the Delphinium have been eaten. I am thinking it is the larvae of either a caterpillar or vine weevil. I have dug the plant in Q up, washed it off, but found no grubs, but planted it temporarily in some compost. Any ideas people?

Grass Seed

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 09:38

What is the best grass seed/ turf for the above facing back garden. After being layed two years ago, my lawn even though not substantial has gone patchy?

Identification and Pest problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 10:30

Thanks Brenda, after researching initially I didnt think it was a Rhododendron either, was just going of what my dad said lol.

Identification and Pest problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:29

 Can anybody help me with the above identification and pest problem, my dad thought this was a rhododendron?

CATS!

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 11:48

I think you know where I am going with this post my small garden is a battleground. During winter one of my borders is covered in dead leaves which I leave on purpose, the other border gets the brunt of the said problem above. Now that spring/summer is upon us my borders are still growing the ground cover to stop cats using it as a toilet. I have used planks on bare soil, pebbles on areas after removing the feces, cat repellent granules and spray, moth balls yet they still find spots and don't seem to be bothered by the repellent or moth balls. Suggestions please I'm getting hacked of with them! 

Ants

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:14

Sorry for the delay Jimmy was trying to upload a photo, as you can imagine with Delphiniums, not quite like that but similar, and smaller, but not all leaves, one or two only. 

Ants

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:41

Looks like I am going to have to buy nematodes for two pests then lol, they arent holes as such Bob just edges of individual leaves have bits missing, hence why I thought Ants.??

Ants

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:41

I cant really describe the shapes Jimmy, its more like little nibbles have been taken instead of large pieces, hence why i thought of the ants, are Mason Bees active at this time of year? Bearing in mind I live in Lincolnshire so spring is always late?

Ants

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:48

Happy New Year people, thats how long its been since being on here. 

Ive just been inspecting the new growth on my delphiniums and noticed that some of the leaves have had what looks like patches cut out of them, i have also noticed that the ants are already active within the soil. I immediately thought about they had done the damage and went onto the Ladybird Plantcare website to buy some Ant nematodes. However according to their website, ants do not like growing green foliage. With it still being cold outside I cannot imagine any other pest being active at this time of year? Opinions and answers please. 

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Fungal Growth

 
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Pests

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Grass Seed

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Identification and Pest problem

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CATS!

Cat feces  
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Ants

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Latin name or common name. 
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Identification

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