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drought or poison

Posted: Yesterday at 17:58

A picture of the plant may help us Lesley

Whitebeam problems

Posted: Yesterday at 15:41

Hi Abby

What do you feed it with

New lawn

Posted: Yesterday at 13:02

Hi Little Bee

With a new lawn if you leave the grass to grow too high this can kill off any of the finer grasses

Start your mowing high and gradually bring it down with each cut to which height you want it

If the grass is very long and you cut low with the first cut you will end up with scorched grass

New lawn

Posted: Yesterday at 12:52

Hi Little Bee

Forget the six weeks

Once your new lawn reaches a minimum of 5cm you can cut it, and that may only take 2 to 3 weeks

Horticultural Films

Posted: Yesterday at 07:03



Full Leather jackets

Chilis Shrivelling

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:50

Hi Omm

I should have explained my post more clearly

I asked if your leaves were distorted which is a tell tale sign of Calcium Deficiency, what I didn`t say is Calcium Deficiency can also cause collapse of certain tissues in your fruit and is not unheard of to have tissue collapse in your fruit without signs on the leaves

When you add High temps, High Salinity, High growing intensity, Water shortage and a low Calcium uptake, the tissue collapse can manifest itself into Blossom End Rot


cork screw willow tree looks very sad!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:50

Hi Kleeblatt

You said you have cut it down before, can you not do this yourself by taking a branch at a time and working downwards towards the trunk

If you have to choose any of the above choose the cheapest 

For sterilising i personally use nine parts water to one part bleach

As bleach is corrosive, oil your tools afterwards

cork screw willow tree looks very sad!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:09

Hi Kleeblatt

You said `it is not showing any symptoms of the above diseases' but looking at your 4 pictures you showed us, the 3rd picture for me is typical of Anthracnose, you have long black lesions on the stem and if you go down about 6 inches where a twig has formed there is also a blackening, these are supposed to be cut off promptly, and I get the impression that this has been going on for a while

You need to look for these on the tree and cut bellow unaffected branches these need to be burned and your tools sterilised after pruning, you will need to read the info I gave you above on the RHS web site

It may restrict further infection by pruning but it will all need to be pruned out and there is still no guarantee that this will be successful, its your choice

tomatoes with blind trusses

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:11

Hi Derek

There are various reasons for this

1/ Temperature,,,,High temperature during the summer on a few consecutive days with a temp of 85deg and over . High temps can cause defects in blossom pollen that prevent it becoming fertilized and producing a fruit

2/ Humidity,,,,Extremely dry or humid air can cause problems with fertilization of your blossoms. Dry air causes pollen to stick to the stigma and humid air causes it to clump, both cases cause it to dry up and fall from the plant

3/ Over fertilizing with nitrogen can lead to blossom drop

4/ Over Production,,,Tomato plants that produce plentyfull blossoms can shed some blossoms to conserve nutrients to maintain the rest of the plant and its blossoms

5/Watering,,,Tomato plants are sensitive to dry growing conditions, allowing the soil to dry out can cause the blossoms to dry out

Horticultural Films

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 08:15

Nightmare on Elm Street

Night Mares Tail on Elm Street

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