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  • 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)
     
  • 20 May 2014 - 081020111
    I have I think a variety of Arbutus. it seems to be suffering in some way. im wondering if you can have... (More)
    The tree or large bush is Crinodendron, or Chinese lantern tree,not arbutus. It has red lantern-type... (More)
     
  • 7 March 2014 - 290320101
    How soon can I sow a new lawn? My rural garden is in County Laois. It is fairly well drained, and the... (More)
    Grass seed can be sowninany month, avoiding very wet or very dry spells, but April and September are... (More)
     
 
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