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pests

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 20:53

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

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 01/03/2015 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: 01/03/2015 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.

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:52

Bought 2 geranium, 1 agapanthus,2 phlox,3 iris and 40 bulbs from Aldi today, geraniums and phlox were splitable, spent £4.95 ended up with 6 geraniums and 4 phlox after splitting them. What amazed me was the quality of the root systems on all of them much better than the bare root stuff I've had from other suppliers. 

Filtering the water of a newly made wildlife pond

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 12:51

It'll be run off from the topsoil Gemma, and your'e right the particles do take a good while to sink. I'd scrape back any top soil and use aquatic compost on the edges, then plant it up asap to become stable. Once the roots get into the edges you'll get less run off. It will settle but it's going to take some time.

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