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  • 28 May 2017 - ClaireLarkfield
    Hi, A tree (elderberry) in our garden is covered in an insect. It a old/mature tree and all the new... (More)
    It is an attack by greenfly. Predators and parasites are likely to arrive and attack the greenflies.... (More)
  • 27 May 2017 - pola277
    I am involved in an Afforestation project and we will be growing trees from cuttings. As this is a mass... (More)
    Not many trees species grow from cuttings. Exceptions are willow, poplar and aspen. These can be rooted... (More)
  • 27 May 2017 - yvonneodo
    ! planted a new apple tree ( bare root) early this year. started to leaf and produced two trusses of... (More)
    Young apple trees usually abort any flowers for a couple of years and then slowly begin cropping as they... (More)
  • 26 May 2017 - mokina
    Could I please ask you what is the name of this plant? It's growing in my patio. (More)
    That is ragwort ... a roadside wild flower and a noxious weed in pasture.It has yellow daisy flowers... (More)
  • 26 May 2017 - Rossion
    Most of my potato plants show only small slug damage to the leaves, but some (right beside seemingly... (More)
    The damage is severe to one plant, find the culprits and remove them but if you are prepared to sacrifice... (More)
  • 25 May 2017 - Grrl
    I m new to planting sweet peppers in a pot in a grow house the plant in the pot looks weak and on the... (More)
    Newly potted plants sometimes take a little set back for a few days and recover. Do not overwater or... (More)
  • 24 May 2017 - 180920161
    I had a new tree fern planted in January. Unfortunately I was away for 2 weeks during recent dry spell... (More)
    Continue watering each week until there is good new growth. Tree ferns do not need feeding, just a good... (More)
  • 22 May 2017 - Carly
    A family of foxes , a mother and 3 cubs come into my garden most evenings, they eat slugs and snails... (More)
    Seek out where they get in and seal it off with wire mesh. If a barrier is not possible, they will stop... (More)
  • 21 May 2017 - James martin
    I'm a complete novice to garden - set a new lawn six weeks ago - it's a small bit patchy - with a few... (More)
    When the grass is 7 or 8 cm tall, you can give it a light trim with the blades set high. Gradually reduce... (More)
  • 20 May 2017 - 080620161
    Hi Gerry, I am hoping you can identify the plant in the photo. Its pale yellow flowers have just appeared.... (More)
    It looks like a shrubby salvia. It has suffered some winter damage but should grow out agin soon. Plant... (More)

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