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Alina W

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Londbridge Rose

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 23:03

Are you keeping it well watered in this hot weather? It will need watering every couple of days at the moment, more if you haven't had much rain recently.


Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:56

No, pruning will not solve your cherry tree's problems, it may well make them worse.

When you say that it is rotting, what exactly do you mean? Cherry trees don't just start to rot from the rain.

Poor little weeping minature cherry tree

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:33

The canker that affects cherries is specific to prunus species, so cherries, plums, apricots, peaches etc., although there are other cankers that will affect other trees.

The infecting agent is found on the surface of leaves and can enter through the leaf pores; cankers develop when the same bacteria gain access to the tree via the holes left by fallen leaves at leaf fall or wounds in the bark. Hence no, the infection does not travel under the bark. It is important, however, not to spread the infection by pruning trees without cleaning the secateurs/cutters carefully between trees and between cuts.

Talkback: How to grow annual climbers from seed

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:15

Morning Glory can still be planted now, and will flower well this year.

What to plant after tulip fire?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 22:10

I think it should be OK, but you will have to add food to the soil as it will have none left after the tulips.


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 21:41

Be careful not to leave any bits of Russian vine lying around - they will root given half a chance.

Poor little weeping minature cherry tree

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 21:36

Yes, it is.

It sounds like your tree has canker - look here for description and treatment options.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 13:14

I hate oilseed rape's smell, too - and there is a lot of it about here. But I love privets - takes me back to childhood (I know, I should get out more).

As for the temperature - hot!

We need some rain for the garden...

Trouble with Gherkins

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:10

I think it's still too cold for them outdoors at night - they need minimum temperatures in the mid-teens. Try using a cloche over them at night for at least another month.


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 10:14


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