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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

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:57

thanks Dove.  That's the answer I hoped to get! Mags

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Thanks Dove - from reading these messageboards I think you know more about gardening than my trying-to-be-helpful neighbour!  So I will leave it as it is.  Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:44

Is it to late in year to prune a Salix Flamingo ( hakuro nishiki).  I've looked at a couple of websites and they say Mar-Apl, after last frosts. Well, here in Staffordshire we are only just clear of the time for frosts, although it is several weeks since we actually had one.  Many thanks, Mags

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:02

Should I remove the branches from a camellia that are hanging onto the ground?  Someone told me that I should as leaving them encourages 'nasties' into the bush. I quite like them hanging down, but if the plant would be better if trimmed down there then I will do it.   It is 10 years old and about 4ft tall.  Many thanks.  Mags

chilli re-potting

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:55

Mattbeer's pots are the size I will use when I pot mine on, probably this weekend.  If the pot isn't big enough the chilli plants won't grow properly.   Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

damaged rhubarb leaves

what eats rhubarb leaves? 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 10:58

Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
Replies: 7    Views: 312
Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 21:28

'Dead' soil

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

cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
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Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 09:35

anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
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Last Post: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
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Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56

BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
Replies: 12    Views: 460
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
Replies: 20    Views: 843
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
Replies: 5    Views: 401
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
Replies: 37    Views: 1269
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 16:17

unknown grass

what could it have been? 
Replies: 6    Views: 362
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 14:38

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
Replies: 2    Views: 269
Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
Replies: 0    Views: 263
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
Replies: 12    Views: 1578
Last Post: Yesterday at 10:40
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