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  • 24 May 2017 - 180920161
    I had a new tree fern planted in January. Unfortunately I was away for 2 weeks during recent dry spell... (More)
    Continue watering each week until there is good new growth. Tree ferns do not need feeding, just a good... (More)
  • 22 May 2017 - Carly
    A family of foxes , a mother and 3 cubs come into my garden most evenings, they eat slugs and snails... (More)
    Seek out where they get in and seal it off with wire mesh. If a barrier is not possible, they will stop... (More)
  • 21 May 2017 - James martin
    I'm a complete novice to garden - set a new lawn six weeks ago - it's a small bit patchy - with a few... (More)
    When the grass is 7 or 8 cm tall, you can give it a light trim with the blades set high. Gradually reduce... (More)
  • 20 May 2017 - 080620161
    Hi Gerry, I am hoping you can identify the plant in the photo. Its pale yellow flowers have just appeared.... (More)
    It looks like a shrubby salvia. It has suffered some winter damage but should grow out agin soon. Plant... (More)
  • 19 May 2017 - Rossion
    I have grown potatoes from cuttings fairly successfully in the past. Reading about spacing, and hoping... (More)
    Any given area of ground will give the same yield... which means the more plants, the smaller the potatoes... (More)
  • 18 May 2017 - Reader
    My hydrangea is in a large pot and the tips of the leaves are turning brown but the rest of the plant... (More)
    Hydrangeas like moist, humusy, well-drained soil and tend to suffer from drought in a pot when they have... (More)
  • 16 May 2017 - dwp1
    How should i be watering my peonies now they are starting to flower? (More)
    Peonies in the open ground should not need any additional watering, unless they have close competition... (More)
  • 16 May 2017 - Andirib21
    We had a new (less than 1 year) very patchy lawn which I overseeded over 2 weeks ago. I prepared diligently... (More)
    You can run over the lawn with blades set a notch higher....and the grass will appear. Too much watering... (More)
  • 15 May 2017 - Madra
    I applied Dicophar weedkiller to my lawn last year and wish to do it again. However the instructions... (More)
    Yes, lawn weedkillers can damage young grass, especially with other stresses such as dry soil and warm... (More)
  • 14 May 2017 - Zudy
    My white camellia flowered but now appears to be dying on one side of the shrub. There is new growth... (More)
    The wilting is either physical damage to one or more stems, or root rot disease.If it is a broken branch,... (More)

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