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  • 22 November 2014 - Periwinkle
    When raking up some leaves today I came to a pile of sycamore leaves. Most of these have black spots... (More)
    The black spots on sycamore are caused by a fungus and known as 'tar spot'. The fungus in the spots produces... (More)
  • 21 November 2014 - Cahy
    I am part of a committee completing planting in a new Local Childrens' Playground.The playground is an... (More)
    To stand up clear of the seat, a standard tree, having a stem to 1.8m, is needed. Suitable kinds include... (More)
  • 13 November 2014 - Countryliving
    Please can you advise what trees I can plant in a very exposed coastal site in South Wexford . I need... (More)
    At 20 to 30 feet from the house, your best bet would be Olearia macrodonta, which is a broadleaf evergreen,... (More)
  • 9 November 2014 - Dellrook
    Could you recommend name of suitable apple tree to plant , i would like to plant two ,not too big and... (More)
    A good early apple is 'Discovery', and mid-season 'Lord Lambourne', both are resistant to apple scab... (More)
  • 4 November 2014 - Wollemi
    What plants would you suggest I use to conceal the concrete box in the foreground of the attached photo?... (More)
    There are two parts to a septic tank: the tank and the percolation. Shrubs can be planted near the tank... (More)
  • 20 October 2014 - 0304200812
    I have 2 dozen lupins from this year's seeds, in a cool greenhouse, about 12 inches tall, should I place... (More)
    Lupins are hardy and can be put outside, or they could be kept in the greenhouse either. Choose which... (More)
  • 5 October 2014 - Eilish
    I planted some Madonna Lily bulbs 3 weeks ago and they are now showing well above ground. I didn't expect... (More)
    Yes, this is normal for Madonna lily. Those are just basal leaves and the flowers will appear as usual... (More)
  • 18 September 2014 - Bloom68
    When is the best time of year to transplant an olive tree growing in the wrong place outside in Co.... (More)
    Olive trees are generally very successful when transplanted. Mid--September andOctober are good times... (More)
  • 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)

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