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Laurel Hedge Problem

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 20:51

Looks like it may be Laurel shot hole disease.

Discouraging Wasps

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 11:53

What about a waspinator as a repellent.


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 11:14

Yes it on Prunus laurocerasus too, I have a laurel hedge which has also got a lot of wasps at the moment.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 23:45


 Wasps are attracted to laurel leaves as they produce a sweet secretion from two ducts on the back of the leaves.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:24

The most likely reason for the black on the leaves of your camellia, is that is has scale insects, you should be able to see them on the under side of the leaves, if you can see them you will have to use an insecticide.

Whats happening with this hedge?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 21:38

I not that keen on using chemicals in the garden either, but they do work better if the problem is bad. I use it on a large elaeagnus in my garden with the same problem, It works for quite a while , but the pests do return. You could try an organic pest spray .

Whats happening with this hedge?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:03

I would use  a systemic insecticide on the elaeagnus.


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:59

There are some x hose and pocket hose repair videos on YouTube.

Beefsteak Tomatoes diseased

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:07

To me it looks like the leaves have got wet, then it has got scorched by the sun.

Water cress

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:57

I grew watercress a few years ago in my greenhouse,  I just used some wide plant pots in a tray of water, they did quite well.

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