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Large Bergenia

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:33

Many thanks for the advice everybody. I'd better get on with it then. If only it would stop raining.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 12:10

Hi Everybody.  I have inherited a large (about 6ft x 4ft) Bergenia, and although the leaves look healthy and fat, it didn't flower much in the Spring. A friend suggested that I divide it. My question is; Should I do it now, and if yes, how do I do it? The plant is in a very shady area and the soil is very heavy clay.

Many thanks.

Lilies and little red spiders

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 13:04

Hi Simon. My lillies were devastated last year by Lilly beetle. This year I tried Provado Ultimate Bug Killer. Once a week, in the evening (to avoid sunburn). It seems to have worked. Good luck.


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 12:56

I trained my bindweed up some canes and then smeared a rubber glove with the roundup gel and put it all over  the plant. Had to do it a couple of times but it did work. 

Hydranger leaf spot

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 15:18

Earlier this spring I planted out a Hydranger (Schloss Wackerbath !) and while the plant seems very healthy (the leaves are a really luscious green) I've noticed some spots on the leaves. The spots are small amd circular - no bigger than my little finger nail. Does anybody know what these are, and what, if anything, I should do about them. Thanks everybody.

Viburnum tinus

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 13:09

Hi. I can't tell from the picture, but do the leaves have a lace-doily like appearance and is there a rotting smell especially after a shower?

Viburnam beetle

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 10:30

Hi everybody. For the second year running the privacy hedge (viburnum tinus) outside the window of my front room has been heavily attacked by Viburnum beetle.  The plant is large ( 5ftx 5x3)and there is some healthy looking new growth, but despite my spending a small fortune on sprays (mostly Provado Ultimate bug killer), the general appearence of the plant is moth eaten and the smell as I go in and out of the front door is atrocious. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Discussions started by violon340

Large Bergenia

When and how to divide 
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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 07:33

Hydranger leaf spot

Spots on new Hydranger 
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Last Post: 07/06/2013 at 15:18

Viburnam beetle

Any alternatives? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2012 at 10:30
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