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Pruning cotoneaster

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 20:31

OK, I'll give it a go - can't look much worse than it does now!  Thanks, ladies.

Pruning cotoneaster

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:19

I think it's a franchetii if that's any help.  I don't remember planting it, but the pictures I've found online look like mine - only bushier!

Pruning cotoneaster

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:22

Thanks, pansyface.  No sign of disease, just getting old and with lots of bare bits!  It would be difficult to remove/replace as it's been there a long time.  I was hoping someone would say "yes, you can cut it right down and it'll regrow with a new lease of life!"  How hard can I chop it without making matters worse?

Pruning cotoneaster

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:27

I have a large cotoneaster - 6' plus (don't know what variety) which has grown very leggy:  not a lot of leaves and a number of twiggy branches which look dead.  Will it respond to a hard prune, and if so, how much can I cut it back?


Posted: 30/06/2014 at 11:47

My courgette plants look healthy and are flowering well.  However, lots of the fruits are rotting at the end when only finger sized.  What is wrong and is there anything I can do?

Talkback: Gardeners' World Live 2012

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 19:52
How much is the wildlife camera shown on last night's broadcast from Gardeners World Live, and where can I buy one?

Pigeon problem

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:18

Sounds good - except that I've just looked at the price!  Since making this posting, I've acquired half an allotment so may transfer my cabbages there, not so much chance of hedgies!  (Still lots of pigeons though!)

Thank you both for your suggestions.

Pigeon problem

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 10:10

Thanks, cloud8.  I'll have a look at them.

Pigeon problem

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 19:26

Last year my six cabbages were shredded by wood pigeons.  How do I stop this happening again?  Netting isn't an option as I'm about to give a home to a hedgehog and don't want to risk it getting entangled.

Talkback: Feeding birds in summer

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
"Rectangular feeding cages" - Ground Guard - are placed over the food on the ground. You can get large mesh or small mesh - I have just bought a large mesh one which allows birds up to the size of blackbirds in (I only wanted to keep out pigeons and magpies). They're not cheap, but should last for a long time. Mine came from
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Pruning cotoneaster

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Fruit rotting 
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Pigeon problem

How to protect cabbages from pigeons 
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