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Posted: 31/05/2013 at 16:58

Scale insects is the most likely pest to cause the black sticky substance on your bay tree leaves, you will have to find a suitable spray to keep it under control. you should be able to see them on the back of the leaves and stems above the effected  leaves.

Rhododendron help

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 16:34

I can't enlarge the picture but the holes you mention look like vine weevil damage.

Holes in my laurels

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 00:13

Its caused or made worse by damp weather, also  try not to wet the leaves if you water the plant. by the picture it doesn't look that bad, I have some laurels in pots and one of them has it much worse. It should not kill the plant .

Holes in my laurels

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 18:29

Could be laurel shot hole disease, you could trim out some of the worst bits. a fungicide may help.

Problem Swallow nests

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 10:24

Looks like they are protected by law.



Frost Damaged Hypericum

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:04

Glad all went well.

Mail Order Plants - Wrong variety supplied

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:10

Looks like they  are on the Unwins website at £5.49 per plant

How do I take and grow cuttings of Smoke Tree (royal Purple) please?

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:49

I have found the best way to propagate from a smoke tree is by layering, cuttings never seem to take for me. You need to find a low branch or two that can pegged down into the soil for a few months, which should then form roots, at which point it can be cut off from the parent plant.

what plant is this? any ideas?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 18:48

Looks like thorn apple a poisonous weed related to nightshade family.

Cherry Tree Pests

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 19:16

looks like it might be shot hole disease. It starts with the brown spots on the leaves which then turn into the holes.

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