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Growing Oak trees from acorns

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 17:32
Guernsey Donkey2 says:

I am not into putting garden stuff in the fridge, is it just me?  A vet once told us to hibernate our tortoises in the fridge - imagine ........!!

Last edited: 06 September 2017 16:40:36

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 I'm not into putting stuff in the fridge either. Nature has a fridge, it's called winter. It doesn't have to be a severe winter to get them going. You don't need to do anything except bury them and leave them outside.

Don't forget to take them out of the GH, they do not want to be there 


Posted: 05/09/2017 at 17:41

I would add Sarcococca confusa to that 

Ragged Robin

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 19:09

Mine have done that. I wouldn't worry, they always survive. Might be some sort of leaf miner involved but they'll die off in winter, the Ragged Robin won't,

Ecoplugs and lilac roots

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 19:06

Each plug contains 300mg of granular glyphosate herbicide. 

What does eco mean in this sense?

Last edited: 04 September 2017 19:07:40

Plant (weed) ID

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 14:26

might be Canadian Fleabane

Any idea what this is

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 16:01

Viburnum rhytidophyllum. Not that sudden, that's in its second or third year at least.

Mixed hedge diseases

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 14:20

I use the product of the shredder as mulch. It's very good at holding in moisture. You don't want then too soft and well fed,


Mixed hedge diseases

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 11:50
Fairygirl says:

Nothing worse than a depressed viburnum, nut  ....

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 Quite, Fairy. Except maybe a depressed gardener. 

Mixed hedge diseases

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 11:07

I wouldn't worry too much if they're all still alive. All those sick looking leaves will drop soon and you'll get a new lot next year. You can cut off any pits that don't regrow next year.

They're all tough hardy natives which put up with a lot. The V. opulus seems to require more moisture than some in my experience though it doesn't die, just looks depressed.

Botrytis on my baby oak?

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 10:57
fidgetbones says:

It looks like powdery mildew to me. Oaks suck an enormous amount of water out of the soil.

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 and the young growth is very susceptible to mildew.

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