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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,158

    Thank you for your help, I have used nematodes, but have also now put some pellets around.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LoracLorac Posts: 5

    Any help for dealing with lily beetles - I have collected almost 30 in the past week and only have about 6/7 lilies in my garden never seen as many as this year - any help would be much appreciated

  • weejennyweejenny Posts: 386

    A yellow leathery type grub is eating the roots of my lettuce how do i get rid of it and what is it!?

  • Hi

    Looking for a bit of advice with reference my beautiful plum tree. Its dropping lots of semi formed plums. They are still smallish and green. Also the leaves are full of tiny little holes, not sure if maybe the birds have been pecking the leaves.image

  • sterelitzasterelitza Posts: 109
    DBatma wrote (see)

    We have just had a new patio constructed ( 4 months since completion) and already a significant area is turning plae green. Would appreciate advice on best way to tackle this before it covers the whole patio please

    Hi, I have this problem every year and the best way I have found is to mix some path cleaner with bleach about half a small cup of each put this into a watering can and top up with approx 5 ltrs of cold water, swish this around to mix well and then water the area with this mixture.  Of course mix more as needed.  Just leave it dry off and hopefully over the next few days you should see an improvement, rain will wash off any excess and it keeps on working for a good while.  It works for me - good luck.

  • What on earth is eating the tops off of my onions and clives? The tops are being eaten from the very top so would seem like quite a large culprit.

    Please someone help I am in dispair.
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Bob, do you have mice?

     

    susangardener wrote (see)

    Hi

    Looking for a bit of advice with reference my beautiful plum tree. Its dropping lots of semi formed plums. They are still smallish and green. Also the leaves are full of tiny little holes, not sure if maybe the birds have been pecking the leaves.image

    The dropping of fruit is quite normal at this time of year - it's called the "June drop" and is the tree's way of getting rid of fruit it can't bring to full size.

  • percy4percy4 Posts: 1

    Just started growing fruit and veg on an allotment. having problems with slugs and bugs on newly turned soil.  Ants are also a major concern. any advice on solving my first year blues would be appreciated.

  • negh21negh21 Posts: 6

    Hi

    I need some advice my Victoria plum tree is looking very sorry at the moment.  A few weeks ago I noticed the leafs were covered in greenfly/whitefly, so I sprayed with soapy water.  Now the a lot of leafs and turned blacked and withered, my fruit yield looks not good too.  I'm wondering what I should do to prevent this happening next year.  The tree is 3 years old now and I'm thinking should I prune it?

  • Hi can anyone help or have you experienced the same I have 3 christmas trees in my garden and to me they look like they are dieing all the needles have fallen off, daylight is now very visable and so are all the birds nest.  At the top there are a couple of branches that have a cluster of needles at the end.  will the growth of the tree rejuvenate next year, or should I just cut them down and replace with wild life friendly hedging.  I hate to cut anything down specially trees but they are hardly any use to the birds with no cover.

     

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