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Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 08:59


Japenese acer

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:37

Hi Anthony

Prune this side of christmas, acers bleed if pruned at the wrong time of year

Fungus in the grass

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 09:01




Fungus in the grass

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 07:45

Excellent Donna thats how to give people acurate information

Tree problems.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:02

Hi Phillippa

Bracket fungi is quite happy to live on dead wood and living wood, some fungi live on trees that are weak and in some cases can be the source of infection, but in this case I do not think it is the primary source of infection,  I think it could be poplar scab (Venturina Populina)

I have enclosed a link



Help needed please

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:59

Hi Fruitcake

It looks like late blight (Phytopthora infestans), here is some info on it

Applying fungicides. Protectant fungicides are most effective if applied more frequently at low labeled dosages than less frequently at high dosages. This is partly because more frequent applications ensure better coverage.

Treating a crop exposed to inoculum. Fungicides that have systemic activity (penetrate into plant tissues) are necessary if a crop has been exposed to sporangia within the last 24 hours. Even if the first infections occurred more than 24 hours earlier, if lesions are visible in the crop and a systemic has not been applied, an effective systemic will probably provide some benefit that is not possible from a protectant. Protectant fungicides ie Bordeaux mix (those that are not systemic and cannot penetrate tissue) are ineffective against the pathogen once it has penetrated the cuticle (sometimes within two hours of germination). Thus applications of a protectant fungicide will have no visible effect on disease suppression until six to nine days after application because it takes that long for lesions to be easily visible. Unfortunately, even systemic fungicides  do not suppress all infections and will have little effect on infections that are more than 24 to 48 hours old. Effects from systemic fungicides may be visible within three to four days.

Treating "hotspots." A hotspot is a group of infected plants located amid relatively healthy ones. If very little disease is present in the crop and there are only a few hotspots, the latter should be destroyed as quickly as possible Plants immediately surrounding the hotspot should also be destroyed because they are very likely infected even though the infections are not yet visible. If fungicides are being used, the remainder of the held should be treated with a fungicide that has some systemic activity, and subsequently, applications of a protectant fungicide should be applied on a tight (frequent) schedule.

Treating established infections. Once 5 to 10 percent of the foliage is infected it is usually not possible to halt the development or progress of the disease.


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:16

Hi Alan

I have found them here is the link



Posted: 06/10/2014 at 13:58

Hi Alan

Sorry about that, I bought them about 7 years ago when ordering accessories for my green house, I couldnt find them either on twowests here is another link for them



Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:37

Hi M

I also use bubble wrap and you will get the plastic clips from twowests and elliot

The clips keep the bubble wrap about an inch and a half to 2 inch away from the glass

Advice please - a climber for fence

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:38


Have a browse through this link


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