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Nectarine problem

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 08:40

What has happened to my three year old potted nectarine fruit.  The decent looking ones have all fallen off but these scabby ones are hanging on.  Have I over/under watered or is it some dreaded disease and what can I do to ensure I don't get a repeat next year? 

Tangled Clematis

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 15:40

As a beginner growing clematis bought  a few years ago I have let them get very tangled and now all mixed up they are only flowering at the top of the trellis. I have learnt and more recent purchases are taken a lot more care of.

Can I cut down the tangled mess to around a foot when all flowering has finished in an attempt to regenerate these lovely flowers.

i don't now know the names of the older clematis but all flower between May and August.

Sick plum tree?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:36

 Photo of split trunk and branch

Sick plum tree?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:22

Last year I had no plums but this year the three year old tree was full of blossom, BUT the trunk and bottom branch has split.

Please can you tell me what to do to save it.  I am hoping that all that blossom doesn't mean it's in its death throws.  I don't want to start again as I might not live to eat the plums.  Please see photos attached.  

Many thanks for any advise.

Burrowing Mice

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 10:40

I know it is mice that digs holes in a pot containing a new nectarine bush in my greenhouse but is that what is taking all the leaves off the bottom of the bush or do I hav another problem?


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:01

Thanks all for the info.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:01


 Can someone tell me what my daughter has inherited please.

Identification please

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 16:46

Thank you for identifying this ... Never seen it before in over 70 years. B

Identification please

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:42


Please can anyone identify this  Sit is growing through odd leaves on a dog rose.  I have never seen anything like it before.  It is bright red.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:35
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Nectarine problem

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Tangled Clematis

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Sick plum tree?

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Burrowing Mice

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A wall shrub? 
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Identification please

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Sick roses

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