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Holm oak

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 08:25

Yes!   what do you want to know?

Can we eat these

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 21:15

Japanese wineberries I think, so yes, they're edible.

Invasive Plant/weed

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 17:50

Yep, Valerian, Centranthus ruber, I think.   Spreads mostly by seed, so try to get all the flowers off before it sets seed.   Not too difficult to control  i don't think - just keep at it!

Invasive Plant/weed

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 17:46



Woolly aphids

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 13:21

Are you sure they're wooly aphids ?   Normally you'd find them on the undersides of leaves rather than on branches / new growth.  

Why are you worried about a systemic insecticide affecting the fruit?   Are you planning on making crab apple jelly?   If so, I would not use a systemic - I wouldn't want insecticide in anything i was planning to eat.

I've used SB Plant Invigorator on wooly aphid recently (if that is what you've got) - spray thoroughly every few days for a week, then weekly for a few more weeks until they're all dead.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 17:38


Physocarpus Diablo

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:28

Semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer.

Plant identity - any ideas welcome.

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 22:08

Centauria dealbata I think.

Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 17:23

You might want to take it back to the nursery if it's that new, and ask for a refund - I imagine it wasn't cheap, and it probably isn't your fault.

Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 08:35

Or it could be dead - container grown evergreen trees are very difficult to overwinter succesfully.   If their root balls freeze for an extended period the roots die, but this only becomes apparent when they try to grow in the following spring and realise they don't have the roots to support their leaves, which all brown and drop.

If you purchased the tree this year, this is possible.   Especially with Q. ilex, most of which originate in Holland or Italy, both of whom have just had severe winters.

but Alina's advice is sound - water and wait!

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