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Posted: 13/07/2012 at 19:47

The plant is MUCH too young for pruning. Let it do what it wants for a few years.


Posted: 13/07/2012 at 19:42

Smear some vaseline on the stems, mind the thorns though. Earwigs are actually a gardeners friend, they eat aphids and, unfortunately, pollen mite. I say unfortunately because, when attacking the pollen mite, they tend to do the damage to the blossoms.

Azalea disease

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 19:41

Brycey, any chance of a pic? I think the plant may have woolly aphid, if so, it can be treated with a systemic insecticide.

Elephants ears - i just love them

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 19:38

Cia, Elephants Ears is the common name for Bergenia.

Poorly white grape vine

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 19:58

As an aside.To my mind, nematodes are a false economy. Being living entities they do not completely wipe out the pest.

Please can you identify

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 17:47

Yep, certainly is Agapanthus.

Sickly plants ? Try asprin.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 21:15

The lower leaves of tomatoes turn yellow as they age Gard, just remove them, the plants will be fine.

Standard Fuscia problem

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 21:12

It`s not a fungus, it`s a physiological problem caused by all the cold, wet weather we are having. Put the plants back in the greenhouse and let them drain off and warm up. I agree that the yellowing leaves should be removed.

Dead Privot hedge

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 21:07

Check first that the plants didn`t die from Honey Fungus. Don`t plant anything until you know what the privet died from.


Posted: 07/07/2012 at 20:49

The problem with the leaves is more likely to be Keel slugs, so sprinkle some slug pellets on the compost.

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