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Pruning Buddleia

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 12:09

Thanks so much to all of you who have given me such great advice. I'll cut mine back and hopefully with security lights the problem will (fingers crossed) be sorted during the dark winter. Much appreciated! 

Pruning Buddleia

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 10:43

I have a beautiful buddleia in my front garden which is a haven for bees, butterflies and birds. I usually prune it early spring (March) and it does wonderfully. However, during the winter is casts shadow on our front garden and we are now experiencing anti-social behaviour because the area is dark. Security lights are being installed but can I cut back the plant now or will I lose it? Can anyone help?

Gooseberry, Leaf Fungus

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:03

No problem re the spelling ... in Ireland it is an uncommon name so everyone calls me Eileen. Indeed the country is green and indeed the price is the rain. But gardening is incredibly easy as virtually anything can be slipped. It really is a case of stick it in the ground and it grows! For me it took some getting used to as I grew up in South Africa!

Gooseberry, Leaf Fungus

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:52

Thanks Liriodendron. I agree in terms of using chemical controls on edible crops as I keep my garden as 'chemical free' as possible. I have taken your/RHS advice and cleaned fallen leaves, picked as many as I can of those affected, mulched and watered. On the weekend I'll get a foliar feed too. Unfortunately our weather is not helping. Dublin has had cloud cover and high humidity for weeks on end with only sporadic patches of sunshine! Thank you so much for your help!

Gooseberry, Leaf Fungus

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 16:43

Hi Liriodendron, indeed that is the problem. How can I treat it. So many fungicides state that they are not for use on edible crops?

Gooseberry, Leaf Fungus

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 12:48

I have a gooseberry which is laden with fruit but the plant has become infected with what seems to be a leaf fungus. The leaf gets 'blotches' on it that are brown (in a way similar to black spot on roses), they enlarge, get purplish edges then the leaf turns yellow and falls off. How can I treat this as I'm afraid that it is weakening the plant and I'll lose the crop?

Talkback: How to take softwood cuttings

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 11:21
A light plastic shower cap ... the type you get in hotels ... works really well too!
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Pruning Buddleia

Pruning out of pruning season 
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Gooseberry, Leaf Fungus

How to treat gooseberry leaf fungus 
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Last Post: 22/06/2016 at 14:03
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