Hampton Court RHS Flower Show is a wonderful place for day out with family and friends. My wife and I visited there couple of days ago. It was the most beautiful RHS spectacular Flower Show. It was very hot that day but we had a wonderful time. There were many beautiful amazing flowers, plants and award winning Garden on display. We bought some plants and garden accessories from there and their price were reasonable. There were also many food stalls, restaurant and garden accessories, clothes and tools stalls which meant we spent too much money! It was well organised and also had First Aid Camps and place where you can get water free. The Car Park wasn’t too far but did not have clear signage that took us around 15-20 minutes to find it.
Well, I have taken some pictures of the flower and Garden Displays. I couldn’t take the pictures of all the Garden Displays because there were too many people, very excited and anxiously wondering around everywhere hoping that I couldn’t get a better view to take pictures but eventually I managed.
This insect is green metallic colour with purple stripes. I saw this first time in our garden sitting on Lavender flower, they were three of them. It looked very pretty but if they are large in numbers then they can cause some serious damages to plants.
It is first time I saw this Beetle in our garden. I did not bother to do anything about it, because it looked pretty and harmless. Later, I checked on internet to find out what they are called.
So, I learnt that this Beetle is called Rosemary Beetle and it is harmful to aromatic plants such as Lavender, Thymes, Rosemary and other plants like these. This Beetle spread very fast and if they are too many in numbers then they can seriously harm the plants. Rosemary Beetle and its Larvae both feed on foliage and flowers of aromatic plants. So I quickly ran back to our garden and frantically started searching for them, eliminate them before they cause serious damage to our plants. Read more
I gave some informations about Vine Weevil Beetle on my previous post. I did not have its Grub’s picture at that time. Finally, I have found some Grubs in one of our pot which contained Lilly bulbs. This plant wasn’t doing very well and it was dying because of the Grubs eating the bulbs. I treated this plant with Nematodes but it was already too late and the damage was done. Still, most of the grubs had been killed by Nematodes. I found only six grubs in the pot , two were alive and four were dead.
Vine Weevil are out and about. Protect your potted plants !
Vine Weelvil are insects which eat plants leaves and its Grubs eat plant’s roots which kill the plants. I have caught them eating my plant’s leaves in our garden. I have killed them instantly. They already have damaged our all Lilly plants which are planted on pots. I had been investigating for two weeks that what was eating the leaves of our Lilly, and finally I caught them yesterday. Must act now, protect your plants. What is Vine Weelvil and how to eliminate them ?
I am extremely thankful to my beloved mother for passing down her knowledge and skills to me that has enriched my life and made me appreciate the more simpler things in life. It is very much true that the Paradise lies beneath Mother’s feet. All the knowledge that I have of handicrafts passed down to me from my beloved mother. Also some knowledge of Gardening I learnt it from my mother while I used to help her in the garden. My mother used to do all kinds of handicrafts and she was a very knowledgeable and skilful person.
Creating, gives me something to admire which I make and that make me happy and also make me feel freedom that I can make anything what I want. Creating things configure my mind to do anything skilfully and in proper way how it is supposed to be done, increases my knowledge and skills by making and practicing and also I learn more new things by making mistakes. I loose nothing with that but gain more knowledge.
Caring, looking after the nature like garden plants cheers me up all the time, give me relaxation and keep my mind and health healthy and fit. I believe that we always stay connected with nature because we human also the part of a nature and have a very close relationship with this earth.
Writing, I generally do not enjoy blogging or writing blogs, but I do enjoy sharing informations and the things that I have learnt. So, I now have an opportunity to share my knowledge with other people which hopefully will be useful and beneficial to them. As my mother said that whatever knowledge I have or I gain, always share it with others and do not keep it to yourself.
Well that’s all for now.
These days I have been posting some gardening information because it is a plant’s planting season and also because there are lots of pests come in gardens and damages the plants in this season, I am posting their informations that the people who have interest of gardening aware of these intruders if they don’t know and get prepare and prevent their plants to get damaged. The informations of gardening I am posting is all base on my own gardening experieance. Whatever problem or pests and plant diseases occur in my garden and how I treat and get rid of those pests, I tell on my website, also I publish some images of my flowers and plants in my garden and also I give information about garden events and shows so that people go there and get inspiration and new plants.
Meanwhile I am working on other crafts and web design projects to give you friends some tips and tutorials. Which I will start posting soon.
Do you know, what is eating and stripping your roses and other plants leaves and leaving behind their skeleton ?. Must act fast, be vigilant and regularly inspect your plants before this problem become serious. Read my blog for more details.