What Pests are you battling?
I havenÂt seen such a year! I started out with rabbits, now insects. So far IÂve had to dig my irises because of the dreaded iris borer. ( IÂm going to use more sanitation methods this fall!) My annuals have been hit by a beetle. They go into the stems and cause havoc.
My poor poor Lupines. That stupid earwig made its way into the stems. I cut them all back. I sprayed the area, and so far I have healthy new growth. It wonÂt be long before the farm fields around me will be sprayed. ThatÂs a whole new problem. Last year I was bomb barded by all sorts of pests with in hours of aerial spraying. All I can do is take a deep breath and go to work cleaning out the infected areas. I burned all my cutting.