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  • 9 September 2014 - Bloom68
    Do any readers know of a home cure or preventative for blackspot on roses. I have been using a proprietary... (More)
    There is no reliably effective 'home-cure' for rose blackspot ... or the shop-products would never be... (More)
  • 6 September 2014 - Arie
    Making a large heatherbed (70 m2). Using mainly winterflowering heathers and some conifers.What other... (More)
    On limy soilnear Kinnegad, you can only use heather varieties that are lime-tolerant, such as Erica carnea.If... (More)
  • 30 August 2014 - 091020112
    Are there any disadvantages to using a stone / slate or gravel mulch on beds to stop weeds. (More)
    Stone mulch is fine when the planting isrestricted and just for decoration, but when shrubs and flowersat... (More)
  • 5 August 2014 - JohnnyBlackrock
    This seems to be affecting my victoria plums. Will the whole crop be lost? Is there anything I can... (More)
    This is brown rot caused by a fungus that spreads by touching other fruit or by spores.It is worst in... (More)
  • 3 August 2014 - Meadowbliss
    Last spring I noticed a small plant in my garden with a large fig type leaf and I decided to leave it... (More)
    Yes, it looks like Solanum laciniatum, which makes a big bush, is not frost hardy and the berries and... (More)
  • 3 August 2014 - Meadowbliss
    I recently noticed an apple blossom on the same branch as a fairly mature apple. It is a small Coronet... (More)
    This is a bit of a curiosity butnot very unusual, especially in a good growing year as this has been.... (More)
  • 3 August 2014 - Meadowbliss
    Both last year and this year, my mother's Sweet Pea has a small fly inside in the middle each Sweet... (More)
    From the photograph, it is impossible to see which kind of insect it is, but in any case, the chances... (More)
  • 19 July 2014 - Jenbug
    I have several holly-like plants appearing in the garden. This spring one flowered with beautiful yellow... (More)
    This shrub is Darwin's barberry, Berberis darwinii, native of South America where Charles Darwin came... (More)
  • 15 June 2014 - Danny500
    My father gave me this plant before Christmas and said it was a kumquat grown from seed of fruit sourced... (More)
    That looks like loquat, which is Eriobotrya japonica and can survive outdoors in a mild area with wall... (More)
  • 20 May 2014 - Culloville
    I have a problem each year with my lilac plants, in county Monaghan. The leaves turn brown and curl up... (More)
    Lilac can suffer form long-term honey fungus infection that can cause reduced growth and leaf loss. This... (More)

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