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Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:14

I'd agree with figrat - try and get some cuttings going, they do root easily. It doesn't sound like your plant is very healthy at all.

Help! Tens of Tree Saplings all over lawn - how to kill?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:58

Can you post a photo? These sound like suckers from a tree rather than individual saplings, and you need to sort out where they are coming from. If you trim suckers, as you have been doing, they just grow more strongly than ever.

Cherry Blossom

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:54

I wouldn't necessarily expect pruning to rejuvenate a tree of that age and size - they are normally left to grow unhindered. The growth to one side will probably be because of wind direction or shadow from other trees.

I would try giving it a good feed and clearing any undergrowth from around it to see what effect that has.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:01

I thought I'd answered - oh, well.

Mike, you don't get rid of me that easily

Grajean, glad that you finally made it, and Piggin too.

Cherry Tree Ants

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:58

Don't prune now, as cherries bleed profusely. You should wait until summer, when growth has matured.

This year, take steps to prevent the ants farming aphids again, and remove aphids when you see them. One method is a broad strip of vaseline near the base of the tree to stop ants climbiing it.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:43

Still weather for ducks here in North Yorks, with more predicted throughout the week.

Ah, well - the rivers are enjoying it.

Any one know what this tree is please

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 22:29

Hi Judith,

Mine is "Royalty", but I'm not sure that it is identical to yours.

Have a google and see what you think.

Any one know what this tree is please

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:42

Yes, it's crab apple. I have one that's very similar.


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 18:20

Wait until they've finished flowering, then cut back to the last two or three pairs of green leaves on each stem - they should then produce new shoots from low down. A bit of a feed at the same time won't go amiss.

Chic Weed

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 16:37

The problem is that it will be seeding, so for best results you need to remove it before it flowers. But there's no easy answer, I'm afraid - just weeding and mulching where possible.

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