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Talkback: Mint leaf beetle

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:25
I had loads of these green beetles last year, could this be the reason my mint has not appeared this year? I thought you could never kill mint

Mystery unruly rose

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:14

I agree with Potsandpansies .  Golden Celebrations has lovely perfume but the weight of the flower heads on thin stems causes them to flop


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:44

I have a wisteria alba which flowers profusely every year. After flowering this year the leaves are curling up and dying-not thru lack of water- I have had this plant for over 10 years, it is an off shoot of a previous plant that was again about 10 years old  and which died completely. I dug at the roots to find they were rotting but could not find out why and no one was able to throw any light on the reason for this. Has anyone had a similar experience? Is it some thing in the soil? Is it a disease? Can I save this plant? Could it have been the amount of rain we had last winter? Your views would be appreciated.  Just thought, can you have wisteria wilt like clematis wilt?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 19:56

My cardoon has 5 heads on and is in flower.  The bees simply love this and get quite drunk on the necter. I've seen 5 bumble bees, bottoms up, forraging  on just one head. Must take a photo

Stag Beetle Grubs?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 20:37

Thankyou Dovefromabove the info you sent was very helpful.  I did see rose chafers in the garden last summer so I think the grubs are rose chafers.  ( I'm going to check if mine are hairy ,but they didn't un curl so couldn't say if they travelled on their back)

Stag Beetle Grubs?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 20:19

Thank you Lilylouise,Sotongeoff, Nutcutlet and Bob the Gardener for your replies.Your pics Lilylouise did look like the grubs I found. I returned them to the corner of the heap.  I will have to have a look tomorrow and measure them Bob.The 3/4 inch was across the C, so they  could be longer.

Stag Beetle Grubs?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 18:57

I have been spreading my home made compost around some of my shrubs and trees and came across these grubs:- large, white, with orange heads curled in a C about 3/4 inch across.  Are they stag beetle grubs?  What should I do with them?  In the past I have thrown them under the hedge, but if they are stag beetles I want them to survive

Talkback: How to make a home for stag beetles

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 14:18
In the past whilst digging out the compost from my heaps I came across several large grubs with orange heads - can't say I noticed any leg stubs - These may well have been stag beetle grubs.
As I am about to dig out the compost heaps to spread on the garden, if I should come across these grubs what should I do with them? Last time I threw them under the hedge.

Compost Heap

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 19:03

Thanks Maud, will do as you suggest.

Compost Heap

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 14:46

I am looking after a hampster and wondered if the sawdust+ bedding + food remains which I bag up when cleaning out the cage, could be put on the compost heap ( which is a black bin with a lid ) or might the waste food(dry) encourage rats?

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Whats wrong with my wisteria? 
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Stag Beetle Grubs?

Grubs in the compost 
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Compost Heap

What can I put in? 
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Herb - Sweet cicely

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