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My poor Canary Creeper!!


By Meanie

My poor Canary Creeper!! (Tropaeolum peregrinum (Canary creeper))

I must be jinxed with these.
When I've tried them in the past I never had much reward in terms of growth or flowers. This year it grew like there was no tomorrow and then chucked out loads of flowers.
It got through a blackfly attack only for the caterpillars to come. Together we saw them off. Now in the space of TWO days it has been decimated by these flea beetles! TWO DAYS!!!
Strangely enough, they have not the slightest interest in anything else around it.

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wow bad news, i had the dreaded vine weevil last year so am now treating everything often

18 Aug, 2010


Thinking about it, my Gramp used to plant Nasturtiums with his broad beans in order to divert the blackfly. They're clearly a pest magnet!

18 Aug, 2010


Oh poor you I know how you feel i wish the damm insects were to just eat the horrid weeds instead of our plants,

26 Aug, 2010


I almost admire their efficiency in killing this in two days TG! It was a good sized plant too.

26 Aug, 2010

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