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trouble with grafted wisteria

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:48

Shraman, that graft isn't the best I've seen that may be the problem. However it's not the worst! Just try doing what I've suggested see how it goes. It doesn't look like powdery mildew though.

Helibored stupid!

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 21:58

Go do some weeding! They're coming out really easily.

Recommendation for heavy duty loppers please

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:30

The fiskars are pretty tough, however the main cause of loppers breaking are when people try to overload them by trying to cut too thicker branches. A good pruning saw would be a great addition as a present.

trouble with grafted wisteria

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:26

You may be watering too much shraman. Let the soil dry out before watering it again. I appreciate your temperatures will mean regular watering, but I'd be a little less generous if I were you. Leave it a few weeks then scratch back some of the bark with your fingernail, if it's green under the bark then it'll live, if not then take it back. It may also be suffering from shock. Some plants resent being moved from pot to ground ,but a little less water would be my suggestion.

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 17:25

Did you use the right seed vegemight? You need a seed more suitable for shady area's. As Tetley says, its far too early to start seeding grass, its going to get cold again in about 10- 14 days so it won't take.

Fir trees dying

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 17:20

Sorry Mike they are dying/dead. If they are Thuja it could be Thuja blight for which there is no chemical control commercially available. I'd get them out asap. You may lose the lot so Id look for other options to replace them.

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 20:31

All good suggestions, however the best advice I can give you is to walk away from it for a week or two. Stop yourself from thinking about it and do something else. You're typically suffering from an overload! Go away if you can and don't think about it. When you get back, you'll have a new perspective. Works for me.

Patchy new lawn

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:21

John waterlogged area's will water log again and again each winter if you just reseed (sorry Verdun), you need to improve the drainage in those areas before you reseed. Before reseeding lift the turf in those areas and dig in grit to improve the drainage, then reseed it. 99% of the gardens I work in are on clay so I can appreciate the problem. Easily resolved though.


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:15

Certainly I can resist, bit long in the tooth to be easily misled.

Soft fruit

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 21:01

Probably be rich enough as it is even after three years.

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