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Entries from October 2008

Walnut tree might need nutrients

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

Question My Walnut tree has developed discoloured leaves and has not produced my fruit this year any idea what the problem is . Answer Walnut tree bearing fruit – has it borne fruit other years? If it has borne fruit other years then it probably needs a good feed. The leaf discolouration may be that […]

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Violas being eaten by unknown pest

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

Question My Trailing viola flowers are being eaten by an unknown pest, there are not signs of slugs or mice . Answer Viola flowers being eaten do you have rabbits in the garden? Violas are one of those edible flowers that you can add to salads so are rather delicious to many pests. If not, […]

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Starting a vegetable garden in October

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Organic Garden Catalogue offers two late sowing seed collections, one vegetable, and on the other salad which are quite intresting and can provide vital information for organic vegetable gardeners. In October you can still sow winter lettuce, spinach and broad bean aquadulce amongst others. For any land that you are not putting a food […]

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Planting under Trees

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

Question Please could you give me an idea of which plants I could plant under my garden trees. Answer Planting under trees it does depend a bit whether they are deciduous trees or coniferous/ evergreen trees. There are plenty of suitable plants for under deciduous trees, there are a vast array of ferns, Skimmias, Sarcoccoa […]

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Autumn geranium cuttings

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

Question How do I take Geranuim cuttings from the plants in my garden . Answer Geranium cutting the best way is to cut 10cm/ 4 inch lengths directly under a pair of leaves. Take these leaves off and possibly the ones above and put the end into hormone rooting powder, tapping off any excess, then […]

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