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?? Holly Spot - advice please.......

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:38

That's more fungal than than anything. Prune it back and burn the rubbish  feed and water it and keep good air circulation around it.

Cylinder Mower

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:31

Are the blades sharp/dull or dented?

misshapen apple fruits forming

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 19:45

Could be rosy apple aphids or capsid bugs.

Have a look at the RHS site pics and see if there is something similar.

General advice on starting out

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 19:13

OK 4) leave it alone for now, next spring cut it back to ground level and let in grow back.

5) do nothing, it's establishing so be patient.

6) a combination of plants so use  the RHS site to pick perennials that will flower according to your tastes and the seasons, bearing in mind you may have to acidify the soil around the rhododendrons and azalea's.

Point, pyracantha need pruning to produce a bushy plant. Cut the leading stems to half the height you want them and at an outward facing bud. They are going for it now in full growth, so accurate pruning will produce new leaders to get the bushy growth. It can be painful, so wear gloves.


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:59

That's caused by thrips, they're not connected, but it safe to use in cooking. Just a wash under the tap before use.

Lawn advice

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:56

Well if the turf's separating it wasn't laid properly in the first place, simple. Turf should be butted up very tightly and watered daily for at least two weeks and more. Ants nests are a natural hazard, lift them with a fork and sprinkle in ant powder. Turf takes a while to settle and will lose condition in the initial phases until the roots take. Even if it rains water it and I mean soak it, an hours water a day maybe more. As for your gaps, brush in compost mixed with sharp sand and seed. It will fill the gaps, but from a professionals view it wasn't done properly in the first place.

Thanks Dave Morgan

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 07:50

Thank you gardeninglily, it's a beautiful display really pleased for you.

When should Echinops surface?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:46

Mine are up already.

Cherry tree not thriving

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 20:31

I'd suspect part of your tree has died. It looks as though boring insects are eating away at the dead wood. I'd call in a tree surgeon to have a look at it.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:07


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