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Yellow leaves - help!!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 21:22

Just the centre of the tree? A particular stem? New growth old growth? Any sign of damage to branches affected? Any sign of fungus at base? Sorbus are prone to fireblight but not much else. Your photo is not fireblight. Any chance of a picture of the whole tree? 

Help me save this Pieris (well i think its a Pieris)!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 20:53

Definitely Pieris. Very sickly   As fairygirl says needs shade asap. Cut to that red growth on that stem and if nothing growing on any other stems cut to the last leaf on the branch. Feed and water. Then cross your fingers and hope for the best. If new growth does start to appear then cut to that. Cut nothing after end of August or will be too soft for winter. Good luck 

first time tomato grower seeks advice

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 14:12
Bf206 wrote (see)

How often would you water tomatoes in pots? Mine are in 25 litre containers but I've been very wary of over-watering. Possibly too much so! I've only been watering them every few days?

When you do water make sure you water enough. Water til the water runs through the bottom and then again so compost completely wet then walk away for a few days til dry again. It is pointless watering little and often as it will not reach the roots.

Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:59

And as Verdun said...learn about the best plants for the conditions you have. So pointless trying to grow something where it doesn't want to be. If push comes to shove and you just have to have it....stick it in a pot!

Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:56

Know your allies.

Learn how to identify all the good bugs in your garden. Ladybirds and larvae, lacewings and larvae, hoverflies and larvae, predatory wasps and midges and larvae....always take the time to learn what the larvae look like because some look like little caterpillars and can easily be mistaken for enemies.....spiders, birds, the little red spiders you see racing round when its hot...they eat spider mite.  Soldier bug, syrphid fly.

Slow worms, frogs, toads hedgehogs,newts, ground beetles, ...ok I know don't eat aphids.... 

There are so many good guys out there and they will come when needed  unless you start using the poisons!

Cabbagey Plant ID pls?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 18:23

Think you're right fidget. MrsDins make sure you get all the root out or it will grow again.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 18:05

Oh well detention it is then but had to say you ladies are too funny!   

Sick roses

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 18:02

Blackest....what are you on about? 

Cherry Tree

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 18:00

But Welsh they grow enormous! If Bazwah lets it grow he/she will have no garden left and the suckers will come up all over the place not just in the lawn. Fought two of these for ten years lol.

What's this plant

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:57

Would have thought division would be pretty simple to do. Afterall it is just a clover. Wait til the autumn dig it up and split it into as many pieces as you want...live anywhere near hampshire lol 

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