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Transplanting tree

I have a question regarding oak. The tree is already five years old and is growing in kind of bad place I wonder can I transplant the tree somewhere else, where it would have enough sun and more room. BloodySandwich, Midleton, Co Cork Posted: 03/06/2017

A young oak can be moved when the leaves fall in November, lifting it carefully and staking if necessary.


Tree Cuttings

I am involved in an Afforestation project and we will be growing trees from cuttings. As this is a mass plantation of trees we will need to store the tree cuttings for long periods as they wont be planted immediately after the cutting is taken. Hence,I was wondering what are ideal conditions for their storage so they can still effectively grow? pola277, dun laoghaire, Co Dublin Posted: 27/05/2017

Not many trees species grow from cuttings. Exceptions are willow, poplar and aspen. These can be rooted directly in the ground where they are to grow and are best inserted when fresh.

If they must be stored,  take the cuttings in late October and keep them bundles of fifty, the ends in the ground in a shady, cool place. They will need to be inserted before end of February or they will make roots where they are. They could be stored under refrigeration at 5Celsius, but are bulky.

  Yellowing leaves on Viburnum

Yellowing leaves on Viburnum

I planted a healthy Viburnum Rhytidophyllum 1 month ago and leaves are turning yellow. No frost since planting, acid clay soil. I put plenty of my own compost and appropriate quantity of Blood, Fish & Bone in planting hole and watered well. Mulched with my own compost and watered when needed. Any advice would be greatly welcomed. Inish, Fanad, Co Donegal Posted: 05/05/2017

Plants are often soft when new from the nursery and can show signs of stress. It is likely to grow away fine if the ground is not wet.



leaves turning yellow, brown will they die. 190120171, rathdowney, Co Laois Posted: 21/04/2017

If newly planted, in the last few months, they are adjusting to the conditions and will likely recover ..... unless the ground is wet, which can kill them and would affect plants that are longer planted too.


Fungal disease in late March

Last year my garden was full of flowers in good conditions.I had only black spots in Wild Rose, treated with natural products , I washed all roots, new land and planted in the soil. Now, Early April, it seems more plants are like full of earth around stems and leaves , the Lavender in a pot , that was nice and big, is a ruin , also Chrysanthemums and 1 plant of Rosemary.. All was nice and strong full of flowers it seems to be ready to die ..its a fungus ? 1/could be treated before root infection? 2/It is a fungus problem this hot weather year? 3/Are they invasive spores of a single plant? Margot141, Gorey , Co Wexford Posted: 09/04/2017

Lavender does not like a pot.  The rose and other plants may not have suitable soil conditions, possibly too wet.

Roses tend to get fungus disease.  

  Is it too late to move this whitebeam

Is it too late to move this whitebeam

is it to late to move this white beam evelyn1979, fermoy , Co Cork Posted: 25/03/2017

Buds are breaking so there is a considerable risk. If possible, wait until November.


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