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Help identifying spring bulbs

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 12:55

Thank you so much Paul B3 for your help.

 My embarrassed Husband managed to rescue the rest of the bulbs for me, so now i can re-pot them and hopefully they will be ok after their disturbance.  Thanks again.

Help identifying spring bulbs

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 15:54

I would like some help please in identifying some spring Bulbs.

  I did have Three pots which contained  a number of layers of spring bulbs ( after watching a programme with Monty) which i have to say which had flowered lovely.  Yesterday my husband   must have thought he was helping me by have a bit of tidy round, Can you imagine the look on my face when i noticed my pots had been emptied and him holding some bulbs in his hand.... then says "there were a lot of bulbs in those pots" . Daft, Tulips, Alliums, Snowdrops all in mixed up in a pile and i do not have a clue which is which ....PLEASE HELP.. 

Last edited: 12 August 2017 16:00:35

Young Twisted Hazel

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 13:11

Hi Dovefromfromabove,

 Thank you for your recent link which has helped to identified these unwanted invaders.

Could you advise me what type of treatment to use to eradicate these unwanted insects before they do more damage........Thank you.

Young Twisted Hazel

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 14:46

Thank you Dovefromabove  for you help,

  I have had a look at the links which you attached but  they are not like the ones on my Twisted Hazel.  I have tried to upload some pics to help identify the type of insects, but my pics  for some reason will not upload. The insects on my shrub look like minute grains of rice.  

Thanks again.

Sorry about the pics.

Young Twisted Hazel

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 14:45

Hi,   When i purchased this young twisted Hazel it was growing fine.   I re-potted it and all seemed well for a while, that is, until i noticed that the the odd leaf start to turn brown.  I have noticed on the underside of the damaged leafs there are lots of  what looks like tiny grains of rice.

Can anyone tell me what they are and is there anything i can do to to stop them doing more damage.  All help and Advice appreciated. 

Why is my Christmas Tree going brown

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 16:05

Hi All,    I planted a christmas tree in the border of my garden  approx 3 years ago,  it had been growing lovely with no problem that is until about  2 weeks ago, i noticed that the tree started to turn brown all over. I was surprised at how quickly this happened but  now it has started to grow new shoots at the tips of the branches.  I am confused as to what is happening with christmas tree. Is there anything i can do to save the christmas tree or is the beginging of the end. 

I would really appreciate some help and advice.  Thank you..x

Ivy invading Evergreen Shrub

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 15:07

Hi michaelw1 and hogweed,

 Thank you for your advice.  I am a little reluctant to use any chemicals  as i don't want to cause any  possible damage to the shrub so i chose to cut the ivy down at the base,  once cut i was surprised at the amount of ivy that had been growing in and around the shrub. All gone now but i will be watching for any possible new growth .  Thanks again...x 

Ivy invading Evergreen Shrub

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 18:39

Hi,  nutcutlet and WillDB,  Thank you  both for your help and advice.  I will cut the Ivy down to the base and with a little perseverance that will be the end of ivy problem.  Thanks again.

Ivy invading Evergreen Shrub

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 15:30


I have a evergreen shrub growing in the garden which seems to be doing ok, however, there is Ivy invading the shrub,  its growing inside and on the outside of the shrub. Apart from cutting all the ivy out i cannot get to the ivy roots without doing any damage to the shrub. I have read that painting White Vinegar on the leaves should kill off the ivy, i tried this method but it has not worked. The Ivy seems to still growing  I would appreciate some help and advice on killing off  the ivy once and for all.....Thank you..x

Mimosa Acacia Dealbata

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 15:15

Hi Obelixx,   Thank you for your reply and the link you added is most helpful. I had no idea they grow to that size,  when my plants arrived there was no information  or guide sent with them. I had mentioned that i am a novice at gardening so for me that is a lesson learned.  Thanks again

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