Latest posts by sybille

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:22

It could be a "Weigela Avalanche"

Figs galore

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:14

You are lucky, I had only 1 ripe fig this year. There are several staying put hard and green..... but lots of new (next years) ones.

You could dry them, it's nice for the winter!

Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:32

I have ( had actually ) lots of slugs and snails in my garden, (West Sussex coast) but I have never seen one of these leopard slugs!

Despite they are slugs I think they look beautiful........

I put used coffee ground around the most vulnerable plants, which I get for freefrom my local Waitrose, it works fine and is a fertilizer as well.


Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:28

Somapop, forget the wool pellets! I've tried them and the slugs and snail were just crawling over them ( laughing at me )

I even tried sheeps wool, didn't work either....

Fig drop

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 17:55

I have a fig tree, but never had any problems like this. BUT I live on the south coast and the winters here are very mild. Maybe your figs have got some frost or cold wind?

(The figs developing this year always ripen the following year)

Bare Gooseberry bush

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:34

I have never heard of Bordeaux mixture.

What I will do is in the autumn I'll change the soil (my bush is growing in a large container) That might solve the problem with the hibernation, and then wait and see what happens next year.

Bare Gooseberry bush

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:34

Thank you for your responses.

Pansyface (what a lovely name!!) the caterpillars don't look like the one in the picture. Mine are really bright green, but the picture of the bush looks exactly like my bush.

First I did pick them up and put them on the bird table, but they seemed to multiply every night............

Thank you for your advice plotskier, I will try next year, this year I have to be happy with my 6! berries...

Bare Gooseberry bush

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 22:16

It happened the second time this year - my Gooseberry bush is completely bare.

All the leaves have been eaten by small green caterpillars (6 lonely small berries are left) I sprayed with a soapy solution (washing-up-lotion), that killed them, then sprayed with clear water.

2 weeks later the next batch of caterpillars arrived and finished the job.

I normally don't use poison in my garden, but I think I have to change my mind....

The little "worms" are 1.5 cm long, slim and grass green,

What are they???????????? Help please, if anybody knows how to get rid of them,

I don't want them again next year!

Clear white grub / bug

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:33

No, I think they are by fare to thin and short to be earth worms, they are almost translucent.

Clear white grub / bug

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:23

I had some in my compost in a big flower pot, have never seen them before.

They are no maggots, they look like short wiggling sewing threads about an inch long.

Does anyone know what they are and whether they do any harm?

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