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Entries from June 2010

Wisteria cuttings

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Wisteria cuttings. your best bet is to take heel or nodal cuttings from the base of current year’s wood now. Put them in sandy peat mix in a propagator. The aim is to keep them in a humid atmosphere. Ideally they want bottom heat of 16 degrees. As with all propagation it is a race […]

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Vitus Madeleine sylvaner care

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Vitis ‘Madeleine Sylvaner’ you will indeed need to trim it. The best time to prune vines is during November or December after a spate of cold weather, when the sap is down at the base of the plant. They can be cut back quite hard. Here I have outlined the way to prune your grape […]

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Leggy rubber plant

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Leggy rubber plant the best bet is to cut the plant as you suggested and lose a central part of your stem and re-graft the top growth to the roots. The best way to do this is to make an inverted v cut a the base of the top section and a v cut in […]

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wasp problems

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

wasp problem the best bet is to put up wasp traps from mid April when the fertilised queen wasp emerges from hibernation or in June when she is just beginning to make her nest. Drowing is quite a good way to get rid of them with out the use of chemicals. This website might be […]

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Box blight

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

There are two fungi that cause Blight in the genus Buxus, namely Volutella buxi and Cylindrocladium buxicola. The latter was first noticed in the British Isles in 1994 believed to have been introduced from central America. Both produce similar symptoms, in that, infected plants become defoliated. In the case of Cylindrocladium buxicola, the leaves develop […]

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Plants for acid soil

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Plants for an Acid Soil Trees Arbus unedo Arbutus menziesii Embothrium coccineum Embothrium coccineum lanceloatum Group Norquinco Eucryphia glutinosa Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ Hamamellis mollis ‘Pallida’ Other varieties H. mollis ‘Coombe Wood’ H x intermedia ‘Arnolds Promise’,H. ‘ Diane’, ‘Jelena’, Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worpelsdon’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Moonbeam’ Nothofagus Nyssa sylvatica Quercus coccinea Sorbus aucuparia Stuartia pseudocamellia […]

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Control of ivy on conifers

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

To control ivy on conifers you need to cut the ivy stems through near the base of the conifer. And then allow the ivy to die back bore about 6 weeks then remove by pulling the ivy of the conifer branches by hand. The reason for this is to allow the ivy to die back […]

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Clover in your lawn

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Clover in your lawn you need to treat it with a weed killer called verdone which is the strongest chemical available for this purpose. The clover has a waxy leaf so will need treating several times through the summer months. Ideally you should cut the lawn leave for 4 days and then apply. This is […]

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Moving your Rhododendron

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Moving your Rhododendron the best time to move it would be the autumn. However you could move it now as long as tou can remove most of the roots with it as well Rhododendrons tend to site on the soil surface with the roots growing on top of each other so they never tend to […]

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Lining large victorian hayricks for planting

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Lining the large victorian hayricks First start by lining them with chicken wire then on the outside you could stuff moss into the wire from underneath next I would then inside place a linning of strong black plastic making some drainage holes. Finally fill with suitable compost for the plants.

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