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Lillie Beetles

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 10:55

I've never seen anything eating them or trying too, so like slugs, I ask myself  what is the point of them?

Maybe I will google the question and see what it comes up withπŸ˜€ 

Lillie Beetles

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 22:11

i get totally preoccupied in spring when the lilli beetle is about, I check my plants every time I walk past which could be lots of times when I'm gardening.

i have missed catching them a couple of times, but usually I creep up and grab em - and the leaf too rather than chance missing them, sometimes there is two of them mating, which is a shame but never mind ha ah.

What I can't understand is why are these insects such a brilliant red colour, I know their underside gives them some camouflage but the red tops can be spotted immediately ?  

Lillie Beetles

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:24

hi, having spent what felt like every minuet in spring, checking my lillies for Lillie Beetles I was surprised to find these babies on the underside of some lower leaves just now.

These little so and so's with poo all over them will grow bigger by eating my plants and go on to ruin mine and other Lilly plants In the future.

i know it's wildlife and everything has a place in this world but not in my garden on my lilles!!😑

Garden truck

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:15

Hi Doghouse Riley thanks for that,

I have two wheel barrows, which are great on the level, but I sometimes find them to high to put heavy pots or bags into or can go a bit off balance when I attempt to pull  the barrow up and onto a path or an higher level.

im thinking of something much lower and with a flat surface with four wheels rather than three.

i know you can buy large types of trucks because my friend has one but it's far too big for my needs and she doesn't know we're I might get one from either.

thanks all the same πŸ™‚

Can anyone know or recognise the identity of this plant.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:45

Thanks Pete8 , that's very interesting and most unusual to think of a clematis tumbling rather than climbing.


Garden truck

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:29

Hi everybody, I'm looking to make my gardening jobs a bit easier and thinking I would benefit from a small truck of some sort with rubber wheels, with drop sides or flat bed may be ok.

I'm looking for something big enough to move compost bags and large garden pots which I happily  fill with plants then wonder how I'm going to lift and shift them.

would appreciate advice, places to purchase or even a picture of them.


How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:06

Lee,I have noticed that the verigated hostas, blue hostas and those with ridges in the leaves (sorry not sure of thier names) are very much ignored by slugs for perhaps a couple of tiny holes in the odd leaves. I think the leaves are too tough for them.

i have about six or seven hostas growing happily in my flower beds.

i only buy or propergate these types and have no more problems.

hope this helps.

Can anyone know or recognise the identity of this plant.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 13:55

Thankyou, Chrissy, Richard and Pete, I very much appreciate your input I will pass it onto my sister, she will be overjoyed.

ive just looked up the information about an Arabella and that is the one.

many thanks to you all πŸ€—

Can anyone know or recognise the identity of this plant.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 12:09

Hi, nutcutlet, home bird and kitty2 thankyou for your quick responses , I do appreciate what you have said and I will pass it on to her.

i do hope someone can identify the type and as you say then she can find out how to care for it.

cheers people 😊

Can anyone know or recognise the identity of this plant.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 11:35

hi everyone, my sister has this plant growing in her garden, it looks like a clematis, but she says it doesn't have tendrils or anything to make it climb like a clematis does.

My sister has placed the stems around the plastic panel to avoid it sprawling on the ground which it would do if left alone.

It came from a bargain stand in the garden centre and had lost its label. It's a lovely plant but most curious , hope you can help her to identify and care for it. Thanks 

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