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Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:43

Hi - I really appreciate the suggestion but not sure it's flea beetle.  The leaves are still healthy (though full of holes)...this one really has me stumped

Saxifraga

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:38

Hi

I have a row of saxifrage cloth of gold and most are doing great but some of them have developed bald, brown patches in the middle - trying to split them is borderline impossible so I'd appreciate any advice on how to deal with this.  Thanks!

Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:21

Hi - Hope someone out there can help, please!

I have young alstromeria plants which have started flowering and are gorgeous.  Problem is, before they flowered, the leaves were punctured with lots and lots (and lots) of tiny holes but nothing at the edges, and now the flowers have bite marks out of them all over - edges and petals and everywhere else.

It's not snails or slugs - there's no sign of them at all but nor can I find a single caterpillar (which is more what it looks like). Plants two feet away on either side remain untouched.  Any ideas?  Can anything be done about caterpillars at all?

Alstromeria

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:47

Thanks guys - will keep up the pellets and checking under leaves!

Advice for Spreading Plant

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:22

Hi - What about Vinca Minor La Grave (virtually indestructible, very low plant, pretty blue flowers and lovely greenery - or Creeping Jenny?  Or, of course, something like Thyme Serpyllum - carpet forming, wee pink flowers in Spring/ Summer?  Hope that helps!

Pesky pigeons

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:19

I bought two SuperSoaker water pistols and shoot the pigeons at every opportunity - funnily enough, after a few days, they went elsewhere.  I also found a UK site online what sells spike collars to put on chimneys (not expensive at all) which is the other strand of my plan to stop chimneys getting covered in gunk and also to protect plants from being dive-bombed!

I also have a potted Scots Pine which has got a bald spot cos my neighbour's cat had a thrashing fit in there and broke off a ton of wee branches, not grown back yet.  Happily, the water pistols are annoying the cat a lot and now he has learned to run when I appear!

 Good luck

Alstromeria

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:15

Hi

Hope someone out there can help

I planted Alstromeria earlier in the year and they are doing fine (a little slow to start, but soon to flower) but the leaves are being eaten by something - no bites out the edges at all, but the leaves themselves are full of holes and kinda look like they've been grated!  Any ideas?  Can't see anything obvious

Thanks!

Creeping ground-cver

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:36

Thanks so much for the suggestions, but trying to avoid grass and mowing!  Want something nice like creeping thyme or scotch moss, but happy in shade, really.

Creeping ground-cver

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:09

Hi - Am hoping for a wee bit of advice, please.

I have a couple of muddy paths around an outbuilding and I'd like to plant something very low and mat-forming that doesn't mind being walked on occasionally.

The paths are both mostly in the shade, one slightly moreso than the other.  Any ideas?

Thanks!

Help! What is this?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:03

Thank you all for the help!  Very much appreciated

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Saxifraga

Brown patches 
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Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Plants being munched into oblivion... 
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Alstromeria

Something is shredding the leaves... 
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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 22:09

Creeping ground-cver

Need to turn a muddy path into a pretty carpet... 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 20:36

Help! What is this?

Mystery plant needs identified 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 17:41

Sweet Pea seedlings

Not sure they're meant to grow this fast... 
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Fungus

Something weird is growing in my garden! 
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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 11:45

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Mulching 
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