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Mites in seeds

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 19:07

If they are red in colour I would say spider mites, if greyish, they could possibly be pollen mites

Spring cabbage suggestion

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:44

Flower of Spring is an easy one to grow if you`ve never grown spring cabbage before.

Split Garlic

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:41

I would put it down to weather conditions. If the cloves are hard and useable then don`t worry about it. dry them off and treat as normal for storing.

Apple tree rootstock

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:35

They should be available at yout local garden centre.


Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:29

Stuart, to get decent sized fruits you need to buy yourself a pair of grape scissors and thin the fruits out. you do this by cutting out every other grape, reducing the bunch by half.

Apple tree rootstock

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:25

You also need 3 in the same pollination group. I would suggest, James Grieve, Fiesta and the good old Cox`s Orange Pippin.

alder leaf disease

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:20

Haven`t been here long myself.lol If the spots go brown and papery before cracking, then 9 times out of ten, that is scorch, Nothing to worry about.


Deutzia dilemma

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:17

I agree with Berghill, Frank, what variety do you have as Deutzias normally  grow 2ft to 3ft per year, and should be cut to shape immediately after flowering.

alder leaf disease

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:12

gillylal, any chance of a pic? It sounds to me like scorch, where droplets of water has splashed on them, which then acts like a magnifying glass, scorching the leaf.

Pruning heathers

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 19:04

Jo, trim back heathers immediately after flowering,BUT, do not cut into old wood. Ideally just cut two thirds of the way down the flower stem and no more.

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