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Hedge problem

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:04

It can happen with leylandii, as artjak say's wind burn, or aphids are the causes. It's been a good year for aphids, and sooty mould doesn't always stay on the branches. Unfortunately it won't recover. 

Help - Sick Privet Hedge?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:00

That could be either wilt or honey fungus. Scratch off a piece of bark, if the underneath is discoloured (it should be greenish in healthy plants) then it's more than likely wilt. A high potassium based feed (Tomato feed) will sort it out. If that doesn't work, then it may be honey fungus and that means doom for the hedge. Try the the tomato feed first.

Lifting Dahlias

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:05

You can do either tayberry. I find it's better to leave them in till after the foliage has been blackened by frost, the tubers are bigger if they are left that bit longer.

Mature Roses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 22:23

You can renovate old roses. You do risk losing them, but if your'e prepared to replace them it's worth giving it a go. Cut them back hard to 6 to 8 inches from the ground. Then feed mulch and water them. I'd leave it till spring just before they come into growth, as the coming winter is forecast to be quite cold. Enjoy the display for now.

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:50

Shouldn't be a problem, bulbs are planted deeper and strawberries are shallow rooted.

 

 

Ladybirds

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:57

Ladybirds gather at this time of year, it's the start of the hibernation process. Once they find a suitable place to hibernate, they all migrate to that spot. It's a team effort to find a good spot, it's an example of group co-operation to benefit the species.

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 23:27

It's NOT echeveria as others have said, I blew up your picture on photoshop and my first ID was correct.

help please as regards my dog

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 23:15

I had spaniels and the side of the mouth right at the back where the lips meet, inject it slowly. Once they get used to it the dog will be no trouble especially if there is a treat afterwards. Dogs will lick their lips furiously when taking liquid down but as I say once they realize it's a game with a treat at the end they love it.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:46

See the link below

https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/overview

Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:49

It could be one of the tradescantia's, one of the indoor varieties. It certainly rings a bell, but for the life of me I can't remember at the moment. I seem to remember having one like this, but it was years ago.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

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Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56

semi-rigid-plastic-sheeting

Hold in invasive roots 
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