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Alina W

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Plum Trees - Czar

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 23:26

But you shouldn't prune plum trees now, only in summer, to prevent silver leaf.

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 22:00

I think that the family will have split up in the normal course of things and so scattered.

Purple privets

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:27

It could be phosphorus deficiency, which can occur when it is washed out of the soil. It could also be lack of potassium, but you say you've used that to no effect, so I'd tend to phosphorus.

Dicentra Spectibilis with no new growth at base

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:14

No, you haven't. I find that it always dies back to nothing in winter. I cut it back some years when it has grown particularly rampantly, but usually leave it alone and plant around it, like Christopher.

How many fruit trees?

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 11:02

What is at the base of your raised bed - does it give access to soil?

mmmmm rhubarb

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 10:58

Yes, but it'll need to be a big container and you will have to water it well.

Over winter non hardy fuschia

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 10:56

Do you have a spare windowsill? They can be trimmed down to a few inches and potted up.


Posted: 05/10/2012 at 10:54

Alternatively, you could try a mixture of shrubs, such as mahonia and pyracantha, with woodland flowers such as foxgloves and Welsh poppies.

Spring Bulb Supplier?

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:46

Bloms bulbs are good, as is Walkers for daffs especially. Don't leave it too long to contact someone - stocks will be running low soon.

End of season reduced Cannas

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 12:32

Definitely buy now. You will get them started earlier, and the corms will probably be bigger.

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