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apple blossom

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:08

Don't know where you are donna, but my tree is only now starting to blossom. I'm more concerned with the frost which is forecast. Apple's blossom over a few weeks so it's still early really, be patient.

Help needed re leaning trees

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:05

Sorry simon, you will seriously struggle in a location like that without some form of windbreak.


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:22

Alstroemeria like a moist but free draining soil, so some MPC mixed with some grit would be the ideal medium for them.

Truly evil weevil

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:11

Use a nematode based treatment watered in, just follow the directions on the packet, Nemasys is the brand I use, available online or in GC's. Use it regularly as a treatment only lasts about 6 weeks.

SW Facing front.

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:55

Peonies would do well there, but as phillipa says they only flower for a short period, so to spread the flowering season plant a mixture of perennials. 

strawberry collars

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:58

Any good GC or online any site like amazon or one of the plant suppliers.

SW Facing front.

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:56

I wouldn't put camellia's  in there, too much early morning sun would burn the new buds in winter/spring. There are loads of other shrubs/perennials you could choose. you could choose.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 16:32

No, it's not a weed although it can be troublesome it's a euphorbia, not sure which one as the pic won't enlarge for me, but someone will tell you. Careful of the sap if you do anything with it as its an irritant on the skin.

Camellia and Honeysuckle

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 16:29

I think I'd be tempted to prune the camellia down to some new buds and give it a serious feed and mulch to encourage new growth, it looks a little lanky. Pruning now is fine and a feed will do it good.

As for the honeysuckle, they are hardy things but it looks like powdery mildew. I'd prune out any affected stems and mulch and keep it well watered. Prune back to some healthy growth, a light feed will help.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 16:03

You can plant almost straight away. It's glysophate so it will break down on contact with the soil. When I used it before I left it a day then planted something with no problem.

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