Few more Pic`s I Need Help With

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  1. scooby-mas

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    As i said a few more pictures i need help with the first one is just, what is it as i have no idea thanks....:thumb:
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    and the second i have 2 pieris japonica, one carnaval and the other mountain fire and in the picture you can see the leaves look like they have been eaten or something
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    any ideas thanks agian for everyone`s help;)
     
  2. Claire75

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    Hurrah! I know the answer to your first question! Well, I think I do, anyway...
    I think that's a perennial or hardy geranium but I'm not sure which type. One of my favourites - although someone is bound to come along in a minute and say it's something completely different :D

    The pieris i'm not too sure about - looks a bit like caterpillar damage maybe? But i'm on dicey ground there...
     
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    Scooby, the problem with your Pieris are leaf cutter bees. All you can do to prevent this happening is to cover the plants with a very fine net.:thumb:
     
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    I think your first is cranes bill . 02
     
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    +1 for cranes bill and also +1 for leaf cutter bees
     
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    cutter bees, as in a flying around bee`s bee? is there anything else other than putting a net over them which i think would look daft, a spray or something maybe? many thanks scooby...
     
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    Scooby, the only way you know they are leaf cutter bees is when they are actually cutting the leaves. As they don`t eat the leaves there is nothing you can spray them with. :thumb:
     
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    im stumped, to be honest i had a closer look today and carnt see no bugs or anything on the plant, i wish i had noticed earler it looks in a really bad way, but i have never seen any bee`s on it either!!!
     
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    Trust me, it is a bee. It only takes them a matter of seconds to cut a chunk out. :thumb:
     
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    i belive you bud lol, is it worth digging it up and moving it? put soomthing else in its place? am most annoyed.... thanks david.
     
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    Scooby, you could try that but, 1/ Bees fly.:D And 2/ Leaf cutter bees cut leaves, and I don`t think they discriminate, but having said that, they do seem to prefer evergreens.;):)
     
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    One of my customers has a rose that gets got at by bees every year but no other plants in his garden odd aint it
     
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