Real World Gardener Colour Schems in Garden Design Part 1

June 8th, 2015

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DESIGN ELEMENTS

with garden designer Lesley Simpson

This series is all about colour in the garden.

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Colour schemes affect mood.

Why the fuss about any particular colour?

Because colour has an effect on, style, theme, texture and even on mood.

You should really consider your space and what time of day you use it.

Why not can start off with your favourite colour to use in the garden, but then what goes with that colour?

There can be a huge range of shades of the one colour which if you’re not careful, can make your colour scheme not exactly work.

For example, there’s yellows that can range from being a golden yellow right through to an almost apricot colour and to a bright yellow.

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If you have any questions about colours in the garden, why not write in or ask for a fact sheet.

All information will be posted on the website atwww.realworldgardener.com

 

Real World Gardener Lily Caterpillars on Plant Doctor

June 8th, 2015

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PLANT DOCTOR

with Steve Falcioni general manager www.ecoorganicgarden.com.au

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Have you ever noticed how fallen leaves get skeletonised leaving a tracery of what looks like a lacey leaf?

This looks very artistic, as if someone had taken great care in removing all the living components of the leaf and just left the fine bones or veins.

Not so this next pest the Lily caterpillar.

You won’t get so much a tracery as a complete removal of the chlorophyll layers and sometimes, just a heap of mush.

 

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The caterpillars are about 5 cm long , generally a black with black, and golden yellow and white stripes. It has dots on the front end and back end of the caterpillar.

This caterpillar attacks plants from the Lily family, and includes cliveas, and belladonna lilies.

The caterpillars pretty much chew threw all the layers of the leaf leaving a skeletal mushy remains.

The leaf will then be a dried and pale looking.

If this attack doesn't get down to the roots, or the bulb of the lily, you can cut the plants back to just below the damage, and they may spring back.

Some people spend time picking the caterpillars out of their garden, but this is somewhat inefficient because you could pick 20 caterpillars out of your plants one day and the next day, go out there and find 20 more.

If all else fails, you could use Dipel which contains Bacillus thuringiensis, a naturally occurring soil bacteria that you can put in your garden.

This is non-toxic to humans and animals, but the caterpillars will either stay away or die.

Then there’s the longer lasting product eCo Neem which coAlso organic.

If you have any questions about caterpillars in your garden, why not write in to realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.

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