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Virtually wingless, female winter moths hatch in November, then crawl up fruit trees to mate with male moths. The eggs that are laid hatch into leaf-eating caterpillars in spring. Trap female moths before they climb to mate, by attaching a grease
Magnesium is needed to give leaves their green colour, so when there's a deficiency, yellow breaks through between the veins and around the leaf edges instead. Other colours, such as purple, brown or red, might also appear. Older leaves suffer first, and will die if they're not g...
A birch tree makes an ideal focal point and can be grown in a large container. Its silver-white bark and delicate foliage combine with the handsome, soft shield fern and evergreen heuchera leaves for a wonderful woodland combination
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can damage their leaves.More acer projectsPlant acer and ajuga in a containerDeal with acer tar spotBrowse acer varietiesAdd autumn colour to your garden
This willow border edging is ideal for supporting billowing plants and its rustic appearance will blend into any style of garden. Bear in mind the willow will sprout into leaf in spring, so you'll need to wind in new growth to keep it looking neat
or even to hide an unpleasant view. Stretched over the beams of a pergola it makes a shady roof.More garden DIY projectsMake a spiral supportCreate a lead wall planterConstruct a metal obeliskHow to make willow edging
the garden before it's eaten. It can be made into jellies and, when combined with apples, used as a pie-filling. Quince trees will grow up to 3.7m tall.Quince 'Leskovac'For more on fruitBrogdale Horticultural Trust has the largest collection of fruit tree
Follow Monty Don's video advice on planting a bare-root tree, including tips on plant depth, staking and mulching.autumn - springMore advice on plantingPlanting a bare-root rosePlanting a shrubBare-root plantingPlanting a fig tree
Learn how to prepare hawthorn berries for planting by following Monty Don's step-by-step video guide. Monty gives tips on cleaning seeds, checking for viability, and the need for a chilling period.autumnMore advice on propagatingHow to grow plants from seeds and berriesBrowse a v...