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of satisfaction. I'm always keen to attract wildlife, and I'm pleased that this time it worked. Old nesting material can harbour diseases, pests and parasites, which can carry over from one season to the next if it's not removed. So I need to get the ladder out
Hi James,When we moved to this house 10 years ago we removed 48 trees from front and rear gardens,The garden is 112 feet by 42 feet,Each side had either yew or leylandii,when the foliage was removed they looked like telegraph poles spaced 4 feet
, as you have discovered, are much easier to remove when young. I suppose you could try glyphosate if they are too embedded to remove manually, but I do like to have some of them dotted through the garden. I'm paying £10 for 4 plants to go in a bit of wild
The strawberries are still producing loads of fruit but it's not ripening any more and the slugs are now going for the unripe ones. Will they ripen on the windowsill if I take them off? Should I take off all the leaves and fruit now?
this year.Although pollen beetles are no great pest, they can nibble the edges of unopened flowers. I've seen a few of them about, but for the first time, I've not had to shake the bunches of sweet peas to remove whole families of pollen beetles, or shine a
There have been a lot of topics on fungi in the last few weeks-it is just the time of year and they go as quickly as they appear-you can pick them off and bin them if it is a concern. Have you got a photo?
Not really when they're just seedlings. Once growth gets underway you'll soon see the difference. The indeterminates (cordons) will grow straight up, the bush varieties will more begin to spread.
The practice of removing dead flowerheads in order to encourage more blooms.
A method of pruning whereby the plant's tip is removed to encourage the production of side shoots.
An immature or small bulb found at the base of a mature bulb that may be removed to propagate additional plants.