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Latest posts by blairs

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.

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 22:45

Whoops, my comment saying the variety 'Elizabeth' has been cut off my comment above. I certainly reminds me of it.

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:28

I got no flowers this year at all this year. Lots last.

Could anyone please tell me what this plant is called?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:40

Solomon's seal. Hardy as anything and best outside.

Fig Tree in Dire Need of Help

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 22:24

If you do the fingernail test is there any part of the Fig trunk that is green?

Small tree ideas for screening (with pictures!)

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:01

The problem is , none of those trees provide evergreen screening,only spring through to autumn. You are in the house more in winter so will look out at the garden more, so still need privacy. I suggest Photinia as an alternative. A row of them will look good.

golden crest

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:59

I guess you mean the conifer? They dislike winds and dry soil. A sheltered damp spot in full sun and they grow fast. A windy site then they tend to brown and die in winter.

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