Alina W

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Pear tree

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 20:44

Is it waterlogged after the recent period of heavy rain? What kind of light situation is it in, and what kind of soil do you have?

Talkback: Removing weeds

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 20:42

Covering horsetail has no effect, I'm afraid - it'll just run along to where there is light. Your best bet is to use a glyphosate-based weedkiller (glyphosate is non-residual, and inactivated completely on contact with the ground), crushing the horsetail first so it absorbs the weedkiller; it's also an idea to add a drop of washing-up liquid to the weedkiller. This won't get rid of it all, but will shift a significant amount. The rest can either be treated again, or you can keep pulling it up when you see it.

Sowing in wet conditions or wait?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 17:02

Don't sow until the ground has dried out a little. If you sow into very wet ground the seeds may well rot, as you suspect.

Black Velvet Petunia

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 16:23

Any chance of a photo?


Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:44

No. If the plant has produced them without being forced under glass they are fine.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:30

It was a very cold night here, too - it got down to 0.3C. Fortunately, I'd brought my tender plants in.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:14

Bright sunshine here today - amazing on a bank holiday


Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:11

Wait and see what happens. If it wilts completely and goes brown you probably have clematis wilt. Cut it back to ground level, feed well and you will get fresh shoots.

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:09

Lavender and cotton lavender are not the same plant and can't be treated in the same way. Lavender is lavandula, whilst cotton lavender is santolina. If you cut into the old wood on lavandula it will not regenerate and die.


Posted: 06/05/2012 at 14:04

You can try using a weedkiller on them, but you'll have to cover all your wanted plants so that you don't get the weedkiller on them. Other than that, I'm afraid it is a matter of digging.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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