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  1. Oleg KOZHUSHKO, city of Skadovsk, Kherson region.

    A few years ago we were presented with a flower whose name I did not know. It has an elongated, drooping leaf, like cereals, at the edges - a white-yellow strip. Only a year later, when the plant bloomed, I realized that this is a musciform or peat lily. The bush grows in a bunch, reaching 25-35 cm. At the end of August inflorescences with tiny purple flowers appear. They bloom on the brush from the bottom up and look like muscari.
    The plant is developing rapidly, so already in 2 year after planting, in April, I dug out the bush and divided it with a knife. The incisions were powdered with wood ash, a little dried, and then I planted the pieces at a distance of 40 cm from each other.
    At first I did not know how winter-hardy the plant was, so I grew it in a flowerpot with universal soil mixture (plus drainage). In the summer I took it to the garden, in the winter I kept it in a cool room (8-10 °) with sparse watering. When the plant stood in the sun, the foliage sharply turned pale - so I realized that the lyriope needs partial shade.
    When it turned out that my flower is a peat lily, which in the southern regions can grow on the street in winter, I transplanted it into the garden. But before, he added compost and peat in the ratio 1: 1 to the soil (we have clay-sandy soil) and laid drainage on the bottom of the hole. In winter, I cover the lily with fallen leaves (these are mainly walnut leaves - they have a specific smell that repels pests).

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  2. Prokhorova LB, Shchelkovo

    On the stems of lilies began to notice the black points - like dirt. But when they collected them and threw them into the water, it turned out that they were some sort of pests (they became pink in the water). Who is it?

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    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      Most likely, these are the larvae of the onion beetle (onion crack), which are covered with their own excrement (in the water you saw a clean, almost adult insect of a characteristic pink, reddish color). Adult beetles and their larvae damage stems, leaves, flowers and buds of lilies, hazel grouses, garlic, onions and other plants. Hibernate in plant residues. Control measures
      Collect beetles and larvae by hand (if there are few) and burn.
      It will help sprinkling the tops of flowering wormwood with infusion: about 1 kg of fresh raw material pour boiling water, insist, strain, dilute the day, dilute with water (1: 1), add a little soiled laundry soap.
      For chemical treatment (if there are many pests) in May, you can use the drugs Decis, Aktara, Actellik (according to the instructions).
      For the winter, remove plant residues - possible wintering grounds for beetles.

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