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  • 28 April 2016 - fanny
    Could you suggest to me plants/shrubs that would grow in a rocky area that is shaded by trees, plants... (More)
    Try daphne, ruscus and sarcococca...shrubs.... and ferns, epimedium and London pride ...flowers. (More)
  • 28 April 2016 - Jacob
    Last year, on my bigĀ  2 year old lawn,there appeared big brown patches filled with dried dead grass.... (More)
    Lack of feed does not kill grass ... it just grows poorly. If all the grass is dead, it is due to some... (More)
  • 26 April 2016 - sylvester
    Is poultry manure (pelletted) a suitable lawn feed? (More)
    Yes, its high in nitrogen. It might prove expensive and may smell for a while when wetted. (More)
  • 26 April 2016 - Deenie
    I want to install an overhead watering system in my greenhouse 15'x8'. I grow mostly tomatoes,cucumbers... (More)
    In a greenhouse of that size, you are better using a watering can or hose, because different plants have... (More)
  • 25 April 2016 - sergionov
    I am not an expert in gardening and I need your help. I have a corner area in my front lawn that is... (More)
    Yes, get rid of it. This often happens. As a general rule, try to fill teh space withh palnts so that... (More)
  • 25 April 2016 - Morourke
    3 year old vine, produced healthy leaves this season but now leaves have curled up, brown spots, withered... (More)
    Sounds like it dried out, if it is in a pot, or if in the open ground, some damage was done to the stem... (More)
  • 23 April 2016 - Brianr1967
    I have a 'growth' on my lawn and have no idea what it is. Pic attached. Can you suggest what it is and... (More)
    This is lichen...it is not a diease, just growing there.Give the grass an application of lawn feed to... (More)
  • 22 April 2016 - flowerhill
    This is a most beautiful Camellia that has been planted in my garden for over three years. It is in... (More)
    Young camellias of some varieties can be slow to flower, but grow well. Others flower as young plants,... (More)
  • 22 April 2016 - Frederike
    We put sedum cuttings down on a roof 3 years ago, didn't realise we had to feed the sedum, waiting for... (More)
    SUlphate of iron might burn sedum, but the moss is not a big competitor. Seaweed is a tonic more than... (More)
  • 20 April 2016 - redrobin7
    Is it safe to put farmyard manure around heathers ? (More)
    Farmyard manure is too rich for heathers unless it is very old...several years. Use it on vegetable ground... (More)

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