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gooseberry sawfly

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:15
No, they only eat the leaves, which debilitates the bush. They can completely strip a bush.

Stinging nettles

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:13
Weedkiller, or pull them up, which is a simple job when the soil is moist.

Remember they are a really important food plant for caterpillars so leave some.

They usually indicate the most fertile soil in the garden.

gooseberry sawfly

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:19
They come up from the ground, so inspect the lower leaves every day and squish any you find. If you get a bad infestation you may have to use a spray.

leaves browning

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:16
Is it newly bought? Apparently they are kept in poly-tunnels to 'force' them for sale, but then of course they feel the cold when put outside.

Coddle it, and make sure it doesn't go short of water.

GQT

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 01:00
The request was to contact the RHS.

Sunflowers

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 00:58
They will be slug food again whenever you put them out. Protect them with plastic bottles with the top and bottom cut out.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 00:55
That is my main complaint with T&M seeds; their germination rates are awful. Yet so many seed companies can get it right.

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:09
I know it will be hard, but the best time to tackle anything with weedkiller is when it has a good area of leaves.

With knotweed you can also tackle it in late summer/early autumn. Cut the stem near the root, just below a node and pour or inject weedkiller into the hollow stem. Any pharmacy will sell you a plastic syringe which makes it easier.

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:29
'Dangerous' is an odd word to use! Undesirable, but surely not dangerous?

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:26
Yes.

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