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Dave Morgan

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Need Advice on Cotoneaster

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:41

Cotoneaster can take a prune at almost any time of the year, spring is usually the best time to prune, so the flowers can form and the berries later in the year, but I have customers who insist on things being pruned and cotoneaster is one of them. If it's unruly them go ahead, you'll lose the berries, but needs must when the devil drives so to speak. It'll come back next year.

What is it?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:05

Greengage generally has bigger clusters of fruit that's why I plumped for damson and it's still early for damson and the fruit starts round.

Why so few insects this year?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:58

I think the wet winter has had a lot to do with it, my buddleia's are in full flower and the lack of butterflies is marked although the bees seem to be enjoying my penstemons to the full.

My buddleia tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:55

Thanks fidget.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:54

I had 3 from montrose of guernsey earlier this year and all have been disappointing with little growth, but they are still alive so I'm hopeful they will do better next year, they were plugs, so they didn't have big root systems. Most of those sold in GC' are 2 year old plants, so I'd give them a year to build up a root system. Good care and patience I think.

leaf curl

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:23

I think its one of the leaf rolling sawflies, phillipa's correct many trees and shrubs seem to be affected this year and I don't know why.

My buddleia tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:01

It'll be a bit of reversion Maureen, I'd cut it out as close as you can.

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:59

Good end to the day then. Always a good side to any problem.

What is it?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:57

Looks like wild damson to me.

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:51

Regard it as therapy, a difficult day with the family can be solved in the garden.

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