Jo Stephenson


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Iris foliage taking over

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 20:44

Hi guys,


I'm sure this is a silly question but can I cut away some of the foliage from my Irises whilst they are in bloom?


There is so much of it that is flops and covers other flowers trying to find some light.


I've tried tying it up but it doesn't look very natural.


Thanks,


Jo

Bramble nightmare

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:36

Thanks Chris. I actually just went through the lot with my electric tiller and that seems to have brought up quite a lot.

Bramble nightmare

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 12:42

Thanks Verdun.

Bramble nightmare

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 12:26

Would that work with the millions of little bramble shoots that I have coming up too?

I'm worried it might poison the soil.

Bramble nightmare

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 12:01

Hi guys,

I've recently cleared away approx. 20sqm of dead shrubs only to find I have a complete bramble root system running through the area. How on earth do I get rid of it without killing off any trees or plants that are also in the area?

Digging it up is hopeless, there's too much and I disturb other roots.

It's driving me bonkers!!! 

 

Cheers,

Jo

Ant invasion

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:49

Hi guys,

I'm going out of my mind with ant nests in my driveway. As fast as i put ant powder on one nest they start another somewhere else. Every morning I have new piles of sand appearing and it's driving me nuts.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Jo

Half dead trees

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 13:39

Thanks for that Buttercup. I'm definitely going to grow something else there but in the meantime I will try tidying up the trees and I've got plenty of compost so I shall see how I get on.

Half dead trees

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 10:15


 Hi guys,

Yesterday I cut back an extremely overgrown shrub that I have inherited only to find the surrounding trees are all brown and dried out at their bases where the shrub had been. Can I do anything to bring those parts back to life?

 

Cheers,

Jo

Entomosporium leaf spot

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 07:45

Hi Mike, I inherited this tree 3 years ago so I don't know the history but since we've been here there's been a bumper crop each year but the pears are inedible. 

Thanks Flowering Rose, when is the best time to spray?

Entomosporium leaf spot

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:48

Hello everyone,

I have a pear tree that suffers from Entomosporium leaf spot. What's the best way to treat it? Either naturally or chemically.

Thanks

Jo

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Iris foliage taking over

 
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Bramble nightmare

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Ant invasion

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Half dead trees

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Entomosporium leaf spot

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Spraying my cherry tree

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Plant ID please

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Can I grow cactus in the shade? 
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