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Posted: 05/06/2015 at 15:07

Give it one drench with the salts and keep them well watered a watering can full, every week. You may lose some leaves but if you've caught them in time they'll recover.

Bamboo leaves turning yellow

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 15:05

Well you've moved it, so it's still settling down. Keep it well watered and in time it will green up again.


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 15:03

They are about, seen quite a few in clients gardens, but it's only just warmed up so many will still be a bit torpid.

Song Thrush

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:18

Sounds perfectly normal for a song thrush. Although ground feeders they're heavier than blackbirds and do jump up before flight, due to their wing span.

?? 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.

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