Alina W

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Willow tree

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 12:37

Have you kept watering it? You need to water it as though it were in a pot throughout this summer, until the roots expand into the soil and can support it.

Fuchsia cuttings

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 12:35

No, you're fine taking them now, but you will find that they want to flower rather than root. Keep nipping them out and you will get roots eventually.

Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 22:19

Really, it's whether it has a reasonably thick trunk - an inch or two - or is just a bunch of thin twigs. The thicker the wood, the better the chance. How long - that's really difficult to say, but it should start producing fresh shoots this summer. Don't give up on it until next spring, though - plants can often surprise you.

Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 21:48

Keep it watered and hope. The problem is, your tree needed to be treated as though it was in a pot and watered daily when hot. If it is a reasonable size, it should have the capacity to recover.

Spring onion looking garlic

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 17:16

Yes, you should still thin them out. If you don't the plants will be competing for food and water and will stay very small.

You can eat the thinnings.

Is my acer no more?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 15:59

Scott, there was no need to bin your tree - it was simply scale insect, which would have been eradicated by the use of Provado Ultimate Bug Spray.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:26

Hot again, but I'm working

Is my acer no more?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:16

It depends what caused the leaves to shrivel. If it was drought or wind and the plant is a few years old it should have the ability to produce fresh leaves, either this year or next spring.

However, the fungal spots are a worry. Take a really good look at them through a magnifying glass - are you sure they're not scale insect?

watering garden with water from a shower

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:11

It'll be fine providing you don't use much in the way of soap or oils. Try and avoid wetting the leaves - the soil will take care of most things if you water around the plants.

ants in my plants

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 18:39

Get rid of any colonies of aphids that you find on the tree, too, and check that there isn't an ants' nest in the cherry's pot.

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