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Apple Tree Caterpillar

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:11

are you sure its a harlequin ladybird?

if you are sure you should destroy it, as Harlequins are an introduced and invasive species that's eats our native ladybird species!

white powdery leaves on apple

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:08

thanks, i'll try the milk trick first, pruning with be plan b

Rhododendron stump and suckers removal

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 11:35

a small bonfire using the cut stems works well!

help with garlic

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 11:14

dove is right, most garlic in shops are from varieties designed to growing Italy or southern Spain,

there are varieties that are bred to grow in our conditions in the UK but you can only get them from garden centres and online.

Buying an evergreen statement tree

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 11:08

Lonicera can be bought in several varieties, standard green, golden etc. its easy to look after and topiaries nicely

the one I have is Lonicera Nitida 'lemon beauty' its a variegated one

My new grass is turning yellow

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:56

once the seed is well sprouted I cut back on the watering so the grass seedlings produce a decent root while looking for moisture.

once a week would be fine now unless we get a hot spell (which is looking unlikely in the near future)

Replanting grass over a big bonfire patch

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:44

break the surface up as its probably baked hard, sow some seed, water and jobs a good 'un!

Xhose collapsible hosepipe bursting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:40

about two years, stored coiled into a bucket in the garage. so not banged around, kinked or anything, it didn't show any signs of wear when it burst spectacularly

Apple Tree Caterpillar

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:37


that bug on there is not a caterpillar, it looks like a juvenile ladybird, one of the good guys if you've got aphids, its also can be killed by bug killer that you used


Plants not taking to surrounding soil

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 10:32

i'd give them a bit of time,

in the same way seedlings can suffer if you pot them up too quickly or into too big a pot then plants you put in the garden can do the same sulking, give them time to adjust to their new surroundings,

if it was sodium chlorate they would have shown signs of dying not signs of not growing.

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sweet potato knowledge wanted 
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