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Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 21:19

Thank you all for your welcome advice. I found the label that was attached when it was a delicate looking shrub and it says that it is Acer palmatum Bloodgood. The care advice is exactly as you have given so once again, thank you.

Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:25

Hi, We have a lovely Acer tree which we planted in our front garden when it grew too large for its pot. We would like to trim it and wondered how we would or even should go about it 

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 The decorations were for a birthday. Embarrassing! 

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:40

Caterpillars, not humans haha

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:12

Hello,

I have been advised that spraying my brassicas with salt water will rid them of pests. I this correct and if so, how strong should the solution be? Can you advise please or come up with successful tried and tested remedies? Thank you. 

Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:28

Hello,

I had really good advice gien to me when i asked for help with my discoloured cabbages. Now i need to know why my tomatoes won't ripen.

I have 3 different varieties in separate 10" pots and have been feeding them regularly with a branded tomato feed. They are in a portable greenhouse (pictured) and i hve been keeping the flap open day and night since we have had this hot weather. Help please.

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Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:26

My word John, they look good. I will get down to the allotment and take a picture of ours to see how they compare to yours, hopefully in the next day or so. V

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 22:49

Hello John Harding,

Plants still doing well thanks to your advice. We did lose the sickly ones, they were obviously beyond saving but the others are growing stronger by the day. 

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:56

Hello John,

Hubby rushed out and bought the Epaon Salts and to his amazement they seem to be doing the trick. We still have a few sickly plants but won't give up on them. The rest are looking much healthier. Thank you very much for your help and i will give you a progress report in a week or so. V

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:41

We have bought the Epsom Salts, John, hubby to the rescue as i write. (Hopefully)

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:40

Thank you SO much all of you. I will let you know how we get on in due course. V

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Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

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Ridding brassicas of pests

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Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

 
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Discoloured Cabbage plants

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