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Help - Sick Privet Hedge?

Posted: Today at 14:17

David, feed them now with the tomato feed only. The soil is still warm and they won't go dormant until the first decent frost. It will give them a boost before winter. In spring when you see the new growth start feed them again with the tomato feed and a few weeks later with a well balanced fertilizer.


Posted: Today at 14:13

Did you feed them before they died down? If not they would have needed it. If they've just been left they will come again, but the display may not be as good as last year. Ideally tulips should be lifted after dying down and replanting in November. You can lift them and replant in fresh compost, any nutrients in the compost will have been used up by now. It's probably the best chance for a semi decent display, you've nothing to lose. 

Protection for new apple tree?

Posted: Today at 12:08

I wouldn't worry Watery, deer would be more likely to offend, rabbits don't eat tree's. Make sure you stake the tree against wind rock, and leave it to grow.

Lilac cutting.

Posted: Today at 12:04

To achieve a bushier plant you need to cut it back to a pair of buds lower down the stem steve. The lower you go the bushier it will become. I'd have cut it down to 8 to 12 inches months ago. Cutting out the growing point will force it to produce new growth lower down. It will go dormant once we get the first frosts, and cutting now could let the frost into any new cut, so I'd put it to one side for now and in spring cut it back hard, feed it, and it will grow away next year.

Rhododendron losing leaves

Posted: Today at 11:56

Rhododendrons do lose leaves lower down the stem as they grow larger Hacks. If it's been well watered and fed then your'e doing nothing wrong it's just the plant behaving naturally.

Spring bulbs

Posted: Yesterday at 13:29

No jenny they are perfectly hardy.

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:35

Eceiveria has an upright habit in the picture above and all the varieties have a similar habit. The picture CharleyD has posted shows a flatter plant, which is the habit of the sempervivum tectorum. 

Hedge problem

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:04

It can happen with leylandii, as artjak say's wind burn, or aphids are the causes. It's been a good year for aphids, and sooty mould doesn't always stay on the branches. Unfortunately it won't recover. 

Help - Sick Privet Hedge?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:00

That could be either wilt or honey fungus. Scratch off a piece of bark, if the underneath is discoloured (it should be greenish in healthy plants) then it's more than likely wilt. A high potassium based feed (Tomato feed) will sort it out. If that doesn't work, then it may be honey fungus and that means doom for the hedge. Try the the tomato feed first.

Lifting Dahlias

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:05

You can do either tayberry. I find it's better to leave them in till after the foliage has been blackened by frost, the tubers are bigger if they are left that bit longer.

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