Alina W

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odd strawberries

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 13:25

I don't think there's any reason to remove them. If you've had a good crop from them already, there's every chance that you'll get another.


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 11:42

I have the same problem with mine, Sterelitza - it's the cost of living somewhere with clean air. Other than the extra feeding, I just ignore it now.


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Posted: 19/06/2012 at 11:38

Bob, do you have mice?


susangardener wrote (see)


Looking for a bit of advice with reference my beautiful plum tree. Its dropping lots of semi formed plums. They are still smallish and green. Also the leaves are full of tiny little holes, not sure if maybe the birds have been pecking the leaves.

The dropping of fruit is quite normal at this time of year - it's called the "June drop" and is the tree's way of getting rid of fruit it can't bring to full size.


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 11:34

Yes, plant about 6" deeper than in the current pot.

Don't be alarmed next spring when your clematis appears to be dead long after all others have come into growth - they are very late in coming into leaf.

What is eating my cooking apple tree?

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 11:10

You might like to think about staking your tree firmly with a stake that comes well above the hole. The hole will be weakening the trunk, and you don't want it to snap.


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 11:06

Geoff's right - there's not an enormous amount that you can do about it. One thing I find that helps is to feed the plants very heavily - that encourages them to grow faster, and they can outgrow the rust for a time. You can also try spraying regularly with a fungicide, but will need to add a drop of soap to it to get it to stick to the leaves. Other than that - grow something tall in front of them to hide the bald stems.

odd strawberries

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:34

No, it's not a virus, but a mutation in the plant - a mistake in the growing cells, if you like. Pull off these non-fruiting flowers and hopefully the next batch of flowers will be normal.

Alpine Strawberry plants

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:31

It'll be a present from the birds - I find them all over the garden

To Prune or not to Prune - Bush Fuchsia

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:29

They do look a bit leggy. You can cut them down by about half, and will then have to wait fully six weeks for any flowers. Don't cut them back any further as it won't produce a better result and will just delay the flowers even more.

Alpine Strawberry plants

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:44

There are no runners on Alpijne strawberries, you simply sow the seeds from the outside of the strawberries. Other than that they grow much like any other strawberry.

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