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What is this pest?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:30

Wooly aphid I think.  Anyway, the Provado seems to have done the trick as there is very little of the pest visible today.  Thanks for everyones help.  Mags

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:32

Yes, I googled and  found a couple of pics that look like my problem.  Interesting to see that the bonsai acers at Kew Gdn have the same problem!  Thanks very much, Mags 

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:23

And what is under the white sticky stuff isn't an aphid - more like a small maggot with a brown head.  Sorry, I can't supply a photo.  Mags 

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:21

Is wooly aphid sticky?  This stuff is.   Mags 

Plant feed for flowing plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:18

The experts on gardening progs I listen to on the radio all seem to favour giving flower plants Tomorite once a week, at half recommended strength.  Seems to work well for me.  Not suitable on plants that you are growing for pretty leaves (ie hostas) as it has the wrong nutrients for leaf growth.  Mags 

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:11

There is tiny bits of white sticky stuff appeared on the leaves on an acer.  It seems to have a maggot type thing underneath.  What is it please?  Will Provado help remove it?  Many thanks, Mags 

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

That's 3 of you say to pinch out so I'm sure that's the best advice. That's what I will do today then. Thanks, Mags

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:16

I've planted out my dwarf cosmos and they seem to be doing well.  But I didn't pinch the growing shoots out. Should I have done that, and should I do it now?  I've never grown these and it didn't cross my mind!  Thanks, Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Yes KEF, thanks you.  That's why I was asking about pruning it.  That reason, and it is getting too bit on one side. Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:44

thanks to you both.  sorry for delay in reply - been away.  mags

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anyone used this brand?

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when to cut back Fountain Grass?

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How to submit results? 
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ok to feed to birds? 
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What to use? 
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only leaves

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unknown grass

what could it have been? 
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plant out now or in spring? 
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Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
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black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14
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