Alina W

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Poor little weeping minature cherry tree

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:33

The canker that affects cherries is specific to prunus species, so cherries, plums, apricots, peaches etc., although there are other cankers that will affect other trees.

The infecting agent is found on the surface of leaves and can enter through the leaf pores; cankers develop when the same bacteria gain access to the tree via the holes left by fallen leaves at leaf fall or wounds in the bark. Hence no, the infection does not travel under the bark. It is important, however, not to spread the infection by pruning trees without cleaning the secateurs/cutters carefully between trees and between cuts.

Talkback: How to grow annual climbers from seed

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:15

Morning Glory can still be planted now, and will flower well this year.

What to plant after tulip fire?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 22:10

I think it should be OK, but you will have to add food to the soil as it will have none left after the tulips.


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 21:41

Be careful not to leave any bits of Russian vine lying around - they will root given half a chance.

Poor little weeping minature cherry tree

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 21:36

Yes, it is.

It sounds like your tree has canker - look here for description and treatment options.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 13:14

I hate oilseed rape's smell, too - and there is a lot of it about here. But I love privets - takes me back to childhood (I know, I should get out more).

As for the temperature - hot!

We need some rain for the garden...

Trouble with Gherkins

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:10

I think it's still too cold for them outdoors at night - they need minimum temperatures in the mid-teens. Try using a cloche over them at night for at least another month.


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 10:14


Neighbours dogs - my plant pots!

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 09:57

There's not much you can do to neutralize the urine other than copious amounts of water, unfortunately. If your clematis is in a pot, you could try re-potting it.

As for the base problem - the dogs are marking their territory. One solution might be to put something very strong-smelling where they are marking - I've no idea if garlic would work, but it might be worth a try.

On the electronic front, I would try a cat scarer - dogs hear in the same range, so it should work against them. I wish you the best of luck - this is a very unpleasant (and smelly) problem.

Pot bound Acer Dissectum 'Viridis'

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 09:51

Figrat's right - you can plant a pot-grown specimen at any time. If yours is potbound, plant it out as soon as you can, but remember to water it as though it were still in a pot over summer, because the roots need time to spread enough to support the plant.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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