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Latest posts by Berghill

my first succulent

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:02

And watch out for Vine weevils in the roots. Many, if not all, succulents dislike insecticides, so spraying is not a good idea.

wild Orchid.????

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:58

Sorry Herbgarden, no image showing.

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:22

We get it most years and as long as we spray early enough, it does not affect the fruit. However, unsprayed the apples do get covered in the Scab. They can still be edible if peeled.

What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:22

Not sure but it could be Ladies Smock.Cardamine pratensis.

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:32

Looks like Apple scab. This is one of the many forms of spot causing fungus which attack almost every plant there is. Spray with Copper sulphate (if you can get it still).

Fungus on my Acer

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:30

You need to use a soap based insecticide to dissolve the waxy covering, then the insect underneath will die.

Cornus Canadensis

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:07

I grow it and struggle to keep it going, even in the woodland situation it is supposed to enjoy. They are also very expensive to buy.

plum tree-are they suckers that are growing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:41

Snap

plum tree-are they suckers that are growing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:40

Yes, they are suckers and you need to remove them. Try to find where they originate from on the root system and remove as close to the point of origin as possible. Any piece left will begin to regrow.

Any tree which is grafted has the potential to produce suckers, especially if the roots have been damaged in any way. Sad fact of gardening life really.

Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:05

Looks like one of the many Weigelas. We prune ours after flowering and reduce each branch by about a third.

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