Alina W

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Mushroom help!

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 09:54

Just pick them off. They will be in the compost that you've used, and coming up because you're watering. They'll eventually run out of stuff to live on and stop appearing.

30 Foot Acer Tree

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 17:39

Do you have squirrels? They will strip bark in winter, and can cause a lot of damage.

Wilted chamomile

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:40

It might have wilted, or there might be a root problem. have you checked for vine weevil (white C-shaped maggots with a dark head, about 1 cm in size).

Willow tree leaves

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:38

You can blast them off with a hose if they're reasonably large, or buy a caterpillar-killing spray from the garden centre. You'll need to spray the underside of the leaves thoroughly, as it's a contact insecticide.

Hanging basket trial

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:48

I was so impressed with David's basket that I've just gone and bought myself one from Taylors. They reckon that it grows to 2' maximum and should be cut back hard.

compost and earth

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:46

I have no idea, except that beans and peas put nitrogen back into the soil.

compost and earth

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:21

Good point I don't think so, because it's usually done when there are no other plants growing there, as far as I know. With regard to the nitrogen, some green manure plants add it to the soil, so it probablty balances out.

Willow tree leaves

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:17

Yes, you can get sawfly larvae and caterpillars, amongst others. Have a close look at the leaves, you may be able to spot them in action.


Posted: 29/05/2012 at 14:59

They don't like strong sunlight - dappled shade is best - but they do need some light for good colour. Perhaps you could move it to where it gets the evening light, say 6 o'clock onwards, and see if that colours it up?

30 Foot Acer Tree

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 14:54

Unless the bark is showing signs of peeling or damage it's unlikely to be a fungus. Perhaps it's lichen?

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