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  • 1 July 2015 - Greenville
    I have a ditch at the end of my garden with whitethorn trees growing along it. The slope of the ditch... (More)
    Ferns, epimedium, vinca and hardy geraniums should help to fill gaps, planted in autumn and watered in... (More)
  • 30 June 2015 - Madra
    I would like an identification of these two weed grasses. The first one could be scutch grass but I am... (More)
    Scutch grass is not a weed of mown lawn.The first woolly grass is Yorkshire fog, the second looks like... (More)
  • 30 June 2015 - evacork
    my neighbour has asked me to water his pepper plants in his green house whilst he is abroad however the... (More)
    Yes, just keep them nicely moist. They probably have enough feeding for now anyway. (More)
  • 29 June 2015 - smuck
    I have 2 hazelnut trees in my garden, there are small shoots growing at the bottom of the trees, could... (More)
    Usually those suckers do not have their own roots but if you find they have, or if you pile up some soil... (More)
  • 25 June 2015 - Kathleen 1
    My Leylandii hedge is turning brown like if it's dying. Can you tell me what might be wrong it's about... (More)
    Leyland cyress can turn brown for a variety of reasons.If the whole tree, part of a hedge, turns brown,... (More)
  • 25 June 2015 - BrendanJ
    I have grass growing up through my heather. The heathers were planted several years ago and we used a... (More)
    Mix up Roundup as directed for a spray, say two litres, or ready-to-use. Put in a bucket, and put on... (More)
  • 25 June 2015 - wdof
    I have a problem with my tomatoes, the skin 's are splitting, Is there a recommended amount of water... (More)
    Splitting is caused by uneven growing. So it has been cold and grow slows and skins hardern and then... (More)
  • 24 June 2015 - Della
    I got a present of an Orchid today. I don't know its name. It is in a plastic container and it looks... (More)
    The compost is made deliberately very porous to allow water to run through. Just moisten the compost... (More)
  • 24 June 2015 - Marianne
    There are a couple of stray cats that come into my garden mainly at night. Any ideas of plants or any... (More)
    Cats can bea real nuisance. There are sonic cat scarers, which emit a high-pitched sound... mixed resulats... (More)
  • 22 June 2015 - 081020111
    Have to cut back a mixture of different shrubs that have exceeded their space. I know that pruning now... (More)
    Cut back only if necessary. As a rule of thumb prune shrubs that flower before the end of July immediately... (More)

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