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Drooping acer leaves

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 22:59

im no expert but following on from the last post i had a different plant with a fungus problem and the my gardening centre recommended i wash the plant with soil, bark and branches with a patio cleaner ...think it was almatroc (not sure of name), followed by an anti fungal spray when leaves appeared...having had two bad years with this plant its now back in shape..

Drooping acer leaves

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 23:34

its very wet where i am and mine looks ok at the moment...they hate the wind though and leaves go brown!

Waterlogged border

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 23:15

i have wet heavy clay soil, i found if i dug 2 ft i hit grey clay ( which by the way burns into terracotta if moulded and thrown on an ordinary fire)...I dug about 3 feet down and had to mix my soil with 50% sand/grit...this has done the trick in the worked areas of my garden. Might be worth digging deeper and seeing if you have clay underlay which is retaining the water and will rot bulbs and other roots...hard work but if you make the effort it will be worth it

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 20:19
I live in very damp heavy clay woodland conditions and have a major slug problem.
Slowly but surely Im working out what they don't like. This year I planted a red dwarf tulip and a tall white tulip with purple edge might be shirley...well the red one was totally eaten by the slugs but they did not go near my white and purple edged tulip (which grew taller and is flowering now)...im stunned...anyway I think I bought them in homebase will try them again next year would love to hear from others on other tulips slugs are not so keen on..many thanks having made many expensive mistakes
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