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Dying variegated tree.

Posted: Today at 07:53

Sorry Dave I don't know of any. I agree it would be a complete injustice if you had to pay for its removal if they have poisoned it.

Garden Idiot

Posted: Today at 07:50


I would be concerned about the pollution level in an uncontrolled burn like that. Put as much pressure on the Council as you can.

Dying variegated tree.

Posted: Yesterday at 14:08

You could take some samples from it and take them to University with a faculty of science. Fir a fee I am sure they could analyse the material and tell you if weedkiller has been used.

I warned my magnolia....

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:41

I agree with shrinking Violet, last year after a very poor floral performance, I informed my red camellia that it was in last chance saloon and faced eviction. This spring I had an excellent display of flower. I have now issued a similar final warning to my goji berry.

Should my crab apple look like this?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 05:41

Doesn't look brilliant. In the winter you could try shocking it back into growth with some quite severe pruning, crab apples will tolerate this; but at the same time give it a good feed of general fertilizer and ample organic matter , such as compost to boost new growth. If that fails I think you will have to evict it. 

Rowan Tree problems

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:00

Do the branches with dead leaves look as if someone had lit a fire beneath? If so this might be Fireblight which affects Sorbus and cotoneasters.  Have a look of examples of Fireblight on the internet to see if this the problem.

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:07

Reading peanuts question I think in the case of picture 2 he is referring to the plant with blue-green needles, which I think is a juvenile Pinus pinea the Stone pine; the needles will be longer and harder as it ages, at which stage it is best removed.


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:01

Just one thing, if you are growing Wisteria in a tub it had better be a very big tub, and choose Wisteria floribunda instead of W.sinensis; it is less vigorous.

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:13

Hi Annie

Blueberries are quite easy to cultivate, not having some of the specialist pruning requirements some fruits have and have few pests in Britain. A word of caution, they do not like clay even if it is acid, their natural soil is deep woodland but they like our moorland type soils as well. If you are planting in the ground rather than a pot, incorporate lots of ericaceous compost into your soil.


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:11

There have been plenty of bumble bees, hoverflies, butterflies, ants and unfortunately aphids. Not many ladybirds and I haven't seen one wasp - yet. 

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