Jo Stephenson

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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?




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.



Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:43

Is there anybody else out there who maybe has used a chemical spray? I'd like to look at both options.

Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 19:19

Nice one Edd.

Skimmia Japonica Rubella

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 19:18

Ok Verdun, I might give it a go. I'll see how the weather looks over the next week. Thanks.

Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:28

That's great Edd. I'm a bit of a composting fiend myself but wasn't aware I can create so many castings. I'll check it out.

Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:08

Thanks Edd. I'll check out where I can get the castings from.

Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 14:57

I'll look at both options. Natural is preferable but I have to be realistic. The tree is approx 7-8m high so it's a huge job and I want the most effective results.

Discussions started by Jo Stephenson

Plant ID under tree please

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To cut or not to cut.

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Iris foliage taking over

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Bramble nightmare

How to get rid? 
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Ant invasion

Can't get rid them. 
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Half dead trees

Can I fix them? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 13:39

Entomosporium leaf spot

How do I treat it? 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 07:45

Spraying my cherry tree

When and with what? 
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Skimmia Japonica Rubella

Can I move it? 
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What is this?

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Stephanandra incisa Crispa taking over

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Cornflower overload

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Plant ID please

Palm flower? 
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Overrun with them 
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Plant ID please

New plants no idea what they are 
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