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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:13
As I understood it ash dieback affects saplings. Ash has always been prone to having the odd branch die for no apparent reason. It is notorious for suddenly dropping a large branch.

I hope there is nothing seriously wrong with your trees. I like ash though it is a dreadful seeder. OTOH I do not like sycamore and its habit of seeding everywhere.

Small woman big lawn problem

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 11:50
Beware of using a rotovator if you have dandelions. Where you have one root you will end up with multiple plants as every chopped bit will grow.

New turf lawn with fox and cat problem!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 11:46
Are you sure it isn't badgers getting into the garden? Badger poo is more like cat's than fox's.

Badgers certainly dig well. I think I would set up a motion-sensitive camera to make sure. A low electric fence all round the garden would be a good solution.

Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:47
No, you had a good result.

Thompson and Morgan

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:29
And did the seeds germinate OK?

What has happened 2 my Cucumbers?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:24
Growing beside each other would not do this. Was it fresh seed out of a packet from a reputable firm, or did you buy the plants?

Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:21
Yes, I would go with Nut. Pot the seeds up in a well draining compost and leave them outside in all weathers to stratify naturally. Perhaps someone that knows will say whether the seeds are best sown fresh in which case you got lucky with your first seedlings.

I only mentioned the 'fridge as you didn't mention what you had already done.

What has happened 2 my Cucumbers?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:58
Is it possible a courgette plant got substituted for a cucumber plant?

Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:57
The seedling should certainly be outside all the time. They should be perfectly hardy, but you may want to nurture them in the polytunnel if the weather is hard in the winter.

Acers are pretty promiscuous so they may not look exactly like their parents. But that is the fun bit of gardening.

Stratification is just to kid the seeds they have gone through a period of winter weather. Were they in the 'fridge? I don't know how long is too long for Acers.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:11
Do not prune the new growth. When the bush is established, only prune out the old branches. They will look old, you'll which they are.

Just make sure the plant never dries out and it is in acid soil.

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