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  • 24 July 2016 - henlen
    Last Spring I sowed a lot of seeds. The labels got mixed up on some & it ended up I was unsure what... (More)
    It is a self-sown birch seedling. (More)
  • 22 July 2016 - Arwen
    We planted pyracantha as a hedge 18 months ago and it's doing well. When and how would be best to cut... (More)
    Cut new growth back in July, old growth in late winter.If it is too big after 18 months, how will it... (More)
  • 22 July 2016 - 210720161
    The stem has grown flat and the flower head is covered with over a hundred blooms,it is in perfect health... (More)
    This is called fasciation where the stem multiplies but does not split. It is an occasional curiosity... (More)
  • 22 July 2016 - Poluna
    8ft olive tree approx 8 years old. When it rains it seems very weighed down by the water on the leaves... (More)
    Shorten floppy branches to reduce weight in summer. (More)
  • 19 July 2016 - 190720161
    Have ferns in garden that have ticks on them. What can be used to get rid of them from the plants? (More)
    Try thorough spraying with pyrethrum, an organic compound, or a garden insecticide. (More)
  • 19 July 2016 - Dellrook
    I planted bamboo at the end of my back garden 6/7 years ago and am now worried that is seems to be spreading... (More)
    The only way to stop sreading shoots is to dig them out when first seen, or dig out the whole plant,... (More)
  • 17 July 2016 - henlen
    I bought & planted Daphne last February in the garden. It has berries, but no leaves. What is wrong... (More)
    It looks like it set seeds/berries and then collapsed. It is deciduous but should have leaves until autumn.Leave... (More)
  • 17 July 2016 - 170720161
    I am trying to find out the type of tree that is in a site where we are building a house. I attach a... (More)
    Look likes beech in the photograph. (More)
  • 17 July 2016 - MckenzieF1
    I have this growing profusely between the block paving around the house We are surrounded by trees. Is... (More)
    That is liverwort.... related to moss, a very ancient plant, common in damp spots. Scrape it out or use... (More)
  • 15 July 2016 - 30sheebeen
    Yesterday I had a lovely gooseberry bush laden with fruit. I wanted to pick them but it was wet and misty... (More)
    Foxes over take fruit and it is possible that this one took the gooseberries. (More)

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