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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. http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/s/swallow/legal.aspx

 

 

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.

leaf spot on escallonia

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 15:07

Hi Carol

There is no sprays to cure this disease, you can help control it by clearing up the leaves that drop, and feeding the plant may help strengthen the plant, probably a bit late for that now wait for spring.  For some details there is a link below.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=108

 

 

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