Dave Morgan

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Red Spider Mite

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:14

The recent warm conditions will be the cause of the population explosion. You'll have to use chemical control to get on top of it, then go on to biological control. 


Lawn Problems

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:11

You need to scarify the whole lawn to take out the dead stuff and then reseed the whole thing. It could have died off for any number of reasons but you will have to start again, you won't save anything there.

Can you please help my sick cherry trees?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:06

It's difficult to tell what has happened with these trees, I can't see the classic signs of any disease known to affect cherries. It may be they have simply taken serious objection to a move. I'd give them a spray with a fungicide, mulch them 2-3 inches, keep them watered and see how they go over the next few months. I think you may lose them but I'd give them a chance first.

what pond plants are these

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:07

Think it's Hornwort., and flag iris, both native.


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 23:15

If your neighbours want to get rid of it, then firstly dig up what you can and treat emerging canes with roundup.

Can you please help my sick cherry trees?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:36

What rootstock where they on when you bought them. And have a look at the picture on this link as it may be cherry leaf scorch.



Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:28

Thank you phillipa, I wasn't advocating a new fad diet for children, my boys chewed all sorts of things on the way up, now I can't stop them clearing the fridge as soon as it's half full. Maybe a chocolate coated rabbit dropping or two would discourage them?

Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw' dead/dying - rescue?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:21

Mine are in full sun and romping away, you may have over watered them.


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:19

Going back to the original question, grass snakes are harmless and only swim to hunt frogs and cool off in hot weather. Just leave it well alone you'll only see it occasionally.


Wilting Raspberries

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:12

Raspberries need two things, water and food, the recent high temps have meant I've watered mine almost every day. Water in the evening about 8-9pm and give them some FB&B, they should recover, they are shallow rooted so they can dry out quite quickly mulch with some garden compost as well, failing that ordinary mpc. 

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