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  Topic: black worm like pest
calendula

Replies: 10
Views: 48824

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:51 am   Subject: black worm like pest
Thanks for replies. I have looked up horse leech and some pictures look quite like my ones but others are much bigger and fatter. Also they talk of it being 15-30cm and mu guys are only 3cm extended ...
  Topic: black worm like pest
calendula

Replies: 10
Views: 48824

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:45 pm   Subject: black worm like pest
No legs visible to the naked eye
  Topic: black worm like pest
calendula

Replies: 10
Views: 48824

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:44 pm   Subject: black worm like pest
garden organic advice service in the UK mentioned a leech but I wasn't sure.
Have attached 2 more pictures but not sure it will help much. Will try and get some better ones in the next few days.
Th ...
  Topic: black worm like pest
calendula

Replies: 10
Views: 48824

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:11 pm   Subject: black worm like pest
Does anyone know what a black worm like pest is that has appeared in my garden over the last few years. I first found it feeding on strawberries in my polytunnel. Now I find it all over including re ...
  Topic: Ideas for edging plants - what about Heuchera spp
calendula

Replies: 2
Views: 4864

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:16 am   Subject: Ideas for edging plants - what about Heuchera spp
I'm looking for ideas for an edging plant instead of Box to edge an informal cottage garden style flower bed. I want it to give shape to the garden in winter (same as Box) but not need clipping. Just ...
  Topic: Scale insect - Coccoidea - Coccus hesperidum - Satissetia.
calendula

Replies: 4
Views: 30198

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:15 am   Subject: Scale insect - Coccoidea - Coccus hesperidum - Satissetia.
thank you Blackbird. Will do that. Am planning to trim them back once I am sure the spring has sprung (radio was talking about snow on Paddy's day this morning). So I will burn all the trimmings an ...
  Topic: Scale insect - Coccoidea - Coccus hesperidum - Satissetia.
calendula

Replies: 4
Views: 30198

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:04 pm   Subject: Scale insect - Coccoidea - Coccus hesperidum - Satissetia.
I've got a problem with some bay trees and was wondering if you might have any idea what it is - could it be a a result of scale insects?.
The bays were bought as pyramid shaped trees and planted s ...
  Topic: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
calendula

Replies: 7
Views: 11796

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:51 pm   Subject: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
Thanks for your replies and advise. Will consider options, act and let you know how it goes.
  Topic: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
calendula

Replies: 7
Views: 11796

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:16 am   Subject: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
Thanks for your reply. Picking off all the leaves will mean a completely naked arbutus tree. So it looks like there is a case for cutting it down and starting again after a bonfire.

Would that ...
  Topic: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
calendula

Replies: 7
Views: 11796

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:04 pm   Subject: picture of leaf of diseased arbutus unedo
here is a picture of the leaf. Hope it is clear enough.
  Topic: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
calendula

Replies: 7
Views: 11796

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:54 pm   Subject: Arbutus unedo - blackened leaves
Arbutus unedo tree with all leaves almost black. On closer inspection blackness is a mass of round black spots with a dark edge and dark spot in the middle about .5cm across. Is this black spot fung ...
 
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