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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.

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.



Bamboo Problem

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:32

On the radio this morning someone asked the same question as you, they were also told the best option was a barrier. But they suggested using paving slabs as the barrier, just thought I to pass this on in case you have not done yours yet.

Ant Problem!

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 18:28

There is an chemical free product called Nemasys No Ants, to use on lawns. It does not kill the ants but irritates them so they move on somewhere else. I have not tried this product but maybe someone else on the forum has, and can advise how it worked for them.

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