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Stratification

Posted: Today at 08:29

Pick out the germinated seed and return the rest to the fridge. you always want more seedlings than you need in case of losses.

Hosta's

Posted: Yesterday at 20:56

Hosta's like moisture get plenty of well rotted manure in the bed then mulch with bark to retain the moisture. Message Hostafan as well, he's the expert, he has a great collection.

pests

Posted: Yesterday at 20:53

Find out where he comes in and pee on the area regularly. Foxes don't like human urine.

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: Yesterday at 20:51

After the frosts you can cut them back, look awful for a while but feed after pruning and they'll come back. Actually, think I'd move them, they're obviously in a frost pocket, hebe's like a bit of sun.

raspberries

Posted: Yesterday at 13:55

What exactly do you mean by diseased fruit? Could you describe what it looks like.

Laurel disease?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 23:21

Sorry Abby2, caterpillars, aren't active at this time of year, neither is the Vine weevil. Vine weevil grubs are active at this time of year but they are soil borne larvea. The other pest is the leaf mining moth, again, not active at this time of year.

It's bacterial shot hole, and a minor winter infection.

composting hay

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:43

Sound like perfect disposal to me.

Moss Killer

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:04

Moss Killer is pretty specific, it's iron sulphate, so it won't harm your plants. If you've got moss on your flower beds, dig it in and add some grit to the soil to improve drainage. As for your lawn, scarify it, spike it, brush in sharp sand to improve the drainage. Sow a shade tollerant grass seed on the mossy side.

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:38

Ali B2, plugs can go in the GH now. Wasn't aware Aldi were doing plugs, buying plugs from shops on the high st is a bit fraught, unless you get them as soon as they come in, the failure rate is quite high.

Laurel disease?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:23

It's shot hole disease. Just cut back the affected parts there are no recognised treatments, it's a bacterial infection. Don't over prune it though.

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