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Dreaded vine weevil

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 12:14

Hi Bamboogie

I've no idea how old the plant is but I bought the plant last year and planted it in ericaceous compost as advised by someone on the forum. 

Dreaded vine weevil

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 11:25

I noticed just now that the new growth on my Acer Katsura is dying (it's in a pot) and after closer inspection saw the dreaded vine weevil in the soil. There is still some good looking growth so will I be able to save it if I repot it completely in fresh compost? If so do I cut off all the dying growth to help aid it's recovery? 

I emptied some infested pots last week and laid out the compost on a big sheet so the birds could eat the pesky little nuisances. There are so signs of any grubs now so is it ok to throw that compost on the borders rather than waste it?

And Yes I WILL be going out today to buy some vine weevil killer to treat all my pots! 

Agapanthus versus Dandelion

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:06

After sorting out my pots today I noticed and big dandelion right in the middle of my agapanthus. I tried easing it out but it's not budging. 

In the past when this has happened I have put a plastic bag over the weed and carefully sprayed it with weed killer (the one that goes straight to the root but the name escapes me at the minute) then tied the bag securely around the weed and hey presto after a while the weed is dead! However I have never done this with my pots. 

Do you think it would work or am I risking loosing the plant too? Any other suggestions would be gratefully received. Thank you 

Should I re pot or not?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 09:20

Thank you Dove. Yes I know to use ericaceous compost...that's the reason they're in pots 

Should I re pot or not?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:36

I have Azalea, Camellia, Rhododendron and pieris all in pots. They're all quite healthy looking but they're getting a bit big for their pots. Is now a good time to re pot them or should I wait till spring?

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:53

Super Thank you

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 17:13

I have lots of small plants along side the more mature ones. When is the best time to pot these up to grow on ready to put in my daughters garden in the spring?

Or is it best to leave them where they are and transplant them in the spring?

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:55
Thomas Wilkinson2 wrote (see)
Also they seem to be a favourite of some kind of aphid, a little black one. They seem to leave most of my plants alone, but the nasturtiums seem to get covered in them sometimes. Is there much I can do inexpensively? 
I've tried growing Nasturtiums  quite a few times and they always get covered in what I believe to be black fly. I've tried wiping them off as someone once suggested but they always returned. I didn't want to start spraying them with the likes of privado so I gave up growing them.



Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:39

Thank you both for your reply. I'll definately be bringing them in over winter and fingers crossed they'll be just as beautiful again next year. 

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 16:42

Yes that's what I thought Italophile. It did start getting quite cold here and they were out in the garden and if I'm honest I got fed up with looking at them hangling there all green. I'm happy with them 

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Dreaded vine weevil

Attacking my Acer Katsura 
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Agapanthus versus Dandelion

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Should I re pot or not?

Azalea, camellia etc  
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Verbena bonariensis

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not sure what to do with them... 
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Plant Identification please

5 different plants in a hanging basket 
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Flat green bugs on tomatos

friend or foe? 
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Flowers but no fruit 
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Bargain corner plants

Wise buy or not? 
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Help needed to create a new garden

it's a blank canvas & oh so daunting 
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Dahlia grown from seed

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