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Latest posts by blairs

Wisteria to bloom

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 11:07

Good work Invicta! They are precious when they flower.

tatty looking Lavender

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:47

If mine I would shake off most of the soil and add in more gritty soil and bury the bottom few inches in the soil (to rejuvenate it), then mulch the top of the soil with stone (which keep some moisture in but also provides extra heat). Place in the sunniest spot in the garden.

Money tree leaves turning spongy

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:44

It could be over watering. Have good is the drainage in the pot?

How to deal with pests

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 15:42

Vine Weevils get squished and Provado for their grubs. Caterpillars go over to next door and Slugs get caught when I get them and squish them. Everything else is pretty much let it be philosophy.

Bonsi Chinese elm problem.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:35

My guess would be lack of water. I was given a Chinese Elm bonsai (one of those cheap ones produced by the million sole in every supermarket) and it looked poorly until I put it in the garden. Doing fine ever since...I put a money plant in the bonsai pot and tray and it is a much better plant for that location.

Frost damage

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:32

How big is the Fatsia? I have seen mature ones survive -18C with just the new leaves fried. What does the new growth look like and can you post a pic?

Possible insect pest on Acer

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:30

I am seeing quite a few questions on Acer growth this year and one or 2 of mine are similar. Without seeing a picture I think it was late frosts getting at the buds. We had 3 weeks or so of good warm temperatures in April then a cold spell with frosts and emerging buds are very susceptible to frost damage. The good news is Acers have secondary leaves that emerge later in the season.

Tiny eggs on greenhouse compost

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:13

A picture would really help. Can you see them with your eyes? There are not many pest eggs that humans cans see.

Boundary advise

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:00

Permitted development is restricted for semi-detached properties and they will 100% need planning permission before building on or near a boundary regardless of what it is.

"Responsibility unknown" just means who cares for it, there must be some other description telling where the boundary occurs. From that you can tell who owns the hedge/shares it.

Planting Yucca in Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:35

Those are new plants in the making, I keep them close to the soil surface where they will eventually start growing. Add plenty of grit and perlite and it will be fine in the ground.

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