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tricky weed to eliminate from the garden, as it's difficult to remove the whole plant from the ground. It's best to get rid of it when it's young, before it's had time to spread. Creeping buttercup is easily recognisable by its glossy yellow flowers
remove plants in April or September, then fork over the area and replace soil, re-sowing or turfing where necessary. In a lawn, bed or border, spot-treat patches of the plant using a total weedkiller, such as glyphosate. For best results, bruise the plant
and replace the affected turf in order to deal with it effectively.In lawns, use a weedkiller such as a 2, 4-D-based herbicide to remove self-heal. Apply in cool, moist, calm conditions when there is least risk of accidentally damaging nearby garden plants
.Yarrow is fairly resistant to many selective weedkillers, but in lawns, use a weedkiller such as a 2, 4-D-based herbicide to remove the weed. Apply in cool, moist, calm conditions when there is least risk of accidentally damaging nearby garden plants.all over
flower buds might never open, or do so unevenly.When disturbed, the bugs quickly drop to the ground or fly away, so you'll have to be quick if you want to catch and squish them. Remove their hiding places by keeping the area under plants free of debris
the season.rosesall year roundMore common problems affecting rosesPreventing rose bloom ballingDealing with rose rustTreating rose powdery mildewRemoving rose leaf rolling sawfly
affect other plantsspring, summerDealing with other problems affecting rosesPreventing rose bloom ballingDealing with rose rustTreating rose blackspotRemoving rose leaf rolling sawfly
.If the plant has pairs of buds opposite each other, make the cut straight if you want both buds to grow. Alternatively cut at an angle to remove one of the pair where a single stem is required.Cut out any old or dead wood at the base of the plant to encourage
The fungus Rhytisma acerinum overwinters on fallen acer leaves, then infects the new spring foliage. The first signs are yellow leaf spots that turn into large shiny black blotches up to 1.5cm across. Severe cases can mean the leaves drop early, but the health of the tree won't s...
anythingearly spring, summerMore common garden pestsLeatherjackets on lawns, brassicas, strawberries and ornamental plantsElephant hawk moth on fuschia plantsWhitefly on greenhouse plantsMullein moth - affecting verbascum, buddleja and figworts.