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Nematop Adult Vine Weevil trap

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 20:25

I've got some rhododendrons that are having their leaves attacked by vine weevil.  going out and squishing them isn't an option, I'm way to squeamish for that.  Has anyone tried the Nematop Adult Vine Weevil traps ?  They came out last year so just wondering if anyone on here had used them with success. Thank you.

Poorly privet hedge

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 10:03

does anyone have any ideas on this for me ? Thank you.

Poorly privet hedge

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 16:07

I went to trim out privet hedge (no risk of nests, it's too rubbish) and have seen th leaves are going yellow and curling under. Any ideas what it might be and how to save it. It is our boundary hedge out the front of our house. It struggles under a massive sweet chestnut but this was always the bushier one compared to the other side of the drive which is under a huge beech tree. Any ideas On what it is and how to treat it. I have put bug spray on and a granular feed just to give it a boost.


Thank you. 

Plant id please

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 12:17

I've got some shasta daisy's round there but the leaves are a lot smoother round the edges, that's all i can think of that somehow they've decided to go frilly this year ? Too wet to go out and look at ones near it.

Plant id please

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 20:32

Haven't bought any of that. i might just have to be patient and wait for it to flower?

Plant id please

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:30

I've got loads of VB in the garden and it looks nothing like that so unless something has changed with this one, I don't think it can be.  It self seeds everywhere but the leaves are a lot tougher than these and nowhere near as big.  I'm wondering more michaelmas daisy type ?

Plant id please

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:10

Does anyone know what this. There's a chance I planted it there, there's a chance I didn't. Can not think what on earth I would have put there but it kind of looks familiar... any ideas. Thank you.

Thank you  

Blue vs purple flowers

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:14

Some interesting comments on here, thank you. 

Blue vs purple flowers

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 21:10

Can anyone shed any light on this.  Yes there are blue flowers, such as the himalayan Blue poppy, but does anyone know why so many purple flowers are labelled as blue.  Bluebells for example, I'd call those purple, but i know they can't change their name, but so often I see blue flowers being talked about and the flower is purple. 

Even in Gardeners World magazine they talked about colours people like and disliked most and they had the blue and purple seperated out yet the blue examples I'd have called some of them purple.

What are your thoughts on this.  Sorry random I know. I love purple flowers in my garden, but really dislike proper blue, so it kind of makes a difference to me when I'm choosing plants.  I've just planted Echinops Ritro, they are labelled as blue flowers but I've seen these plants and I'd call them purple, so I'm really hoping they end up purple or they'll be straight out the garden.

I'm sure one of you bright bunch will solve this mystery for me.  Thank you.

Plant Id please.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:15

Great tip, thank you. 

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