Alina W

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Brown leaves on my silver birch

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:10

Sorry, no. You can wait until next year and hope, but I don't think you'll get anything.

However, the good thing about birch is that it grows fast, and if you replace the tree  (use a professional, not a "tree surgeon" that knocks at every door in the street, carrying a chainsaw), you will have a new young tree in about 3 years.

Last edited: 22 July 2016 14:10:51

Can you identify this poppy?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:59

This is possibly a closer picture - it seems to be a bit variable if you google for pictures:

Can you identify this poppy?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:51

I think it might be Thompson & Morgan's "Burgundy Frills", which is p. somniferum.

See what you think:

Weed vine identification

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 22:51

Reminds me of Virginia Creeper?

Yellow leaves on rose

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 22:32

It's possible the ants have a nest under the rose, and the roots are being deprived of food and water. Also, you talk about "much washing" - have you put so much water on the roots that you've washed the nutrients out of the soil?


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:16

Although they can turn yellow before they go green, so don't panic! You will get pink leaves on all new growth, but they're most visible in spring.

Spruce up this drab concrete garden!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 13:14

It'll be a case of using pots and troughs if the flags have to stay. For a garden effect, get large containers and plant several things in each, then group them together for maximum effect. Fill the containers with a half-half mixture of something like John Innes  2 or 3 and and something fibrous, similar to growbags. Choose some plants for height and shape to give you some structure, then add whatever you fancy for colour, scent etc.. Most plants will be happy together, but remember to group acid-loving plants in their own container with acid compost. And have fun

Last edited: 21 July 2016 13:15:53

Pigeon poo deluge on the lawn

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:40

Good luck!

Pigeon poo deluge on the lawn

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:24

I sympathise, Dervila, and also congratulate you for not wanting to upset an elderly lady at an already difficult time in her life. I have about 7 wood pigeons calling regularly and chase them whenever I can, but that's not much use to you. Might I suggest that you contact a lawn maintenance company or two and ask what they could do about the clover? It's actually quite difficult to kill selectively if you want to be organic and/or safe, but professionals have access to a larger range of products than home gardeners and may suggest something that could help you.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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