Berghill


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Crab Apple Tree in trouble

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 17:53

That looks thirsty to me. The trouble is that roots are often reluctant to leave the compost and when that dries out there are no roots in the soil outside to take up moisture. Give it a good soaking and them mulch around the area. Hopefully it will grow a new set of leaves.

What is this?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:59

At last one I know. Pokeweed, aka Phytolaca americana

What plant is this?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:32

You need to either make that into a link or post the image direct using the Camera icon at the top right of the page.

Do you know this plant please?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:29

?Stachys maybe.

ID please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:23

Must admit it looks very much like my Inula too.

Which Geum is this?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 17:56

Could be anyone of  half a dozen orange flowered ones. Cooky? Princess Juliana? Mrs .Bradshaw?

OMG.....Leeches!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 09:10

The kind of leeches used in medicine (still today as there is nothing better for removing poisoned blood) are extremely rare in the wild.

SAD NEWS

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:37

And since there is actually only one Bramley, growing all over the world, it would be hard for it to die.

Cherry (English) Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:33

If you want thicker growth at the base then prune to encourage them to shoot from below the cut. Though to me they look to be bushing out nicely as it is. If there are decent basal growths them leave them alone to grow.


How about that for a non-committal answer?

Last edited: 19 July 2016 08:35:36

Bug troubles

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:34

So-called American blight which is actually a scale insect. The wool is actually wax and waterproof, so most sprays have no effect as they cannot reach the insect. Try either one based on Horticultural soft soap, or more laborious dip a cotton bud on Methylated spirits   and dab it all over the scales. Either way it takes a long time to be clear of this pest.

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