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Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Thanks Verdun. No need for me to fret then!  Mags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:12
I have  a Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'. It doesn't seem to be producing any 'flowers'.  (Panacles?)  I bought it this time last year. I have kept it well watered. Should I have been feeding it with anything?  Mags 

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 15:00

Oh good.  Thankyou Dorcas

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:19

I've had lovely cornflowers I grew from seed.  Will I have to sow fresh seed for next year or will they reseed themselves all over the place?   thanks, Maggie

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:29

That's it -  what a genius you are nutcutlet!  Many thanks Mags

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:15

I saw  a caterpillar today I wondered if anyone can identify it for me?  Sorry, no photo.  It had bright yellow, long hairy body with a faint orange colour along spine. The head was small and black.  About 2 inches in length.  It was moving quite speedily (for a caterpillar!) across a car park in S. Staffordshire.  Can anyone suggest what it might be please?  Many thanks, Mags

Ladybirds

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:54

annmarie - you train them in the same way as with a dog!  Mags

Ladybirds

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 19:27

I haven't seen even a single one here in my Staffordshire garden.  Mags

PS - I think the number of spots indicates what sort of ladybird it is.

Lily deteriated

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

Thanks cathy. I will enjoy what I have for now then buy replacements when they are available later in year. Mags

Lily deteriated

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:03

Thanks Cathy.  Yes, I know they do revert. I've had several years of immense pleasure from the original planting and want to give new bulbs the best chance I can. I think I really want to know if I should dig in some manure - well-rotted farmyard stuff I've been given.  I think the soil is quite impoverished now. Mags

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Discussions started by staffsmags

Kleine Silberspinne

Fountain Grass not 'flowering' 
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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Cornflowers for next year

Re-seeding? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 15:38

caterpillar id please

yellow and hairy 
Replies: 3    Views: 186
Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 17:37

Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
Replies: 4    Views: 229
Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

damaged rhubarb leaves

what eats rhubarb leaves? 
Replies: 3    Views: 255
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 10:58

Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
Replies: 7    Views: 396
Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 21:28

'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
Replies: 2    Views: 260
Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 16:37

cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
Replies: 7    Views: 389
Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 09:35

anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
Replies: 5    Views: 372
Last Post: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
Replies: 11    Views: 280
Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56

BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
Replies: 12    Views: 498
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
Replies: 20    Views: 916
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
Replies: 5    Views: 440
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
Replies: 37    Views: 1332
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 16:17

unknown grass

what could it have been? 
Replies: 6    Views: 379
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 14:38
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