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Help me save this plant!!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 22:54

Don't water until it's dry - the pot should be light when you pick it up. Too much water will make it rot.

In fact, I'd go as far as to say that the vast majority of plants need to be watered only when dry - never water automatically, always check that the plant needs water.

poorly plum tree

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 17:43

If it's a young tree it needs clear space around its roots to establish and grow. How close are your potatoes? There should be at least a yard empty all around the tree.

Beech tree very small leaves

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 17:39

You say the had greenfly - are they definitely gone?

Beech are prone to beech aphid, whic looks a bit like fluff on the backs of the leaves - if that is present, you need to spray again to get rid of it.

One-two branches on cherry tree has brown leaves.

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 15:04

No, they're pretty easy on the whole, although they will pick up diseases if pruned at the wrong time. I think you've been unlucky - good luck tomorrow.

Bird bath

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 15:01

A photo might help?

And what is your bath made of?

One-two branches on cherry tree has brown leaves.

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 12:48

It sounds very like canker.

I would be inclined to contact the nursery and see what they say, but I rather think that they should be replaced.

Delphiniums from seed

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 12:54

Yes, I would, too. The first year's flowers aren't really up to that much, anyway.

Large black insects on my Solomon's Seal

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 12:53

Yes, it's sawfly. Although the leaves will grow back next year, you will get the sawfly back, too. Leaving them will allow a cycle to develop, so it's well worth killing them.

tree lillies

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 11:30

It could well be lily beetles, or their larvae, causing the damage. Spiders don't eat plants, so they're not too blame.

Look out for bright scarlet beetles or their larvae, which look like small piles of bird droppings.

Fatsia japonica

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 11:27

It doesn't ned ericaceous compost, no.

What it does need is to be reasonably dry and not in much direct sunshine, or it'll go yellow. Is yours in a soggy spot, perhaps?

As already said, shelter from strong winds is also important.

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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