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OLD MAN TULIPS

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 09:19

Yes, it could be, especially if they are some of the big-headed varieties, like parrots. You could try shaking them gently, although a bit of sun may do the job for you.

some kind of fun guy!

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 13:30

In that case, I'm afraid that the plant may be on the way out, sadly.

Why not take some cuttings? The propagate fairly easily, details here:

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=404

Cherry brown rot blight

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 12:52

If you just mean brown rot, you should prune out affected sections and burn them, then spray with difenoconazole (Westland Plant Rescue Fungus Control), which should control it. You should spray three times, at the beginning, middle and end of flowering.

some kind of fun guy!

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 12:47

I don't know the fungus but generally, they grow on dead or dying wood. It probably won't harm your plant, but may be an indicator that it has a problem.

It might be worth scraping back the soil around the fungi and seeing what's going on with the plant.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 12:41

Sue, I know Buttercrambe well - lovely village. Not too sure about the new lorry barriers on the bridge, though - they could have done something prettier.

Weather - after a lovely day yesterday, dull and overcast, and will doubtless rain soon.

Plum branches pointing down

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 23:39

It's one of those trees that respond to pruning by putting out lots of whippy shoots. It's better to try and thicken up what you have - shorten the dragging ones by all means, though.

Plum branches pointing down

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 21:28

Your plum is behaving normally on a Pixie rootstock, trying to be a large tree.

As already said, plums don't like being pruned overmuch; they should be pruned in summer (not winter) if you need to do so. Heavily laden branches should be propped up to prevent them snapping.

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:58

Did you buy your acer in a shop or garden centre, Amy? If so, I don't think you can have a sycamore - they're not sold as garden plants, but are full-sized trees that you find in the countryside.

Try and take a photo if you can, and put us all out of our misery!

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:53

Amy, don't bring your plants indoors - the change of air would do them no good at all.

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:39

The chances are that the roots were damaged when they were dug up - even though you were obviously careful, it's very easy to do. The main thing to do with all of your seedlings is to keep them moist, but not saturated, and make sure that they never wilt. You can also start feeding them with weak liquid feed in a couple of months' time.

Apart from that, you must be doing things right if your acer is thriving.

Good luck, and enjoy gardening

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