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Bay Tree Damaged By Frost.

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Question With regards to your question on your bay tree damaged by frost over the winter months. Answer The damaged leaves will not recover and are best removed by hand.Once they have been removed feed them with a liquid plant food,for bay trees the best one is one high in phosphate such as a liquid […]

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Bay Tree Winter Damage.

January 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Bay trees although fully hardy are often damaged by winter winds and frosts which burn the leaves.This can be avoided by placing a horticultural fleece over the bay plants on the coldest days and nights.If your plants have been damaged they should recover in the spring and to aid the recover you should feed them […]

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Re-potting Your Bay Tree.

July 1st, 2016 · No Comments

We all transplant or re-pot our plants for many reasons.When doing this one should always make sure that it is done with the utmost care so that the plants or their health will not be damaged. If you own a Bay Tree and you would like to re-pot it for whatever reason, following these easy […]

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Red Spider Mite On Indoor Lemon Trees.

July 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Indoor lemon and organge trees often suffer from red spider mite which is a very small spider like insect that sucks the sap of the plant discolouring the leaves and in some cases causing the leaves to drop.The red spider mite is hard to see with the naked eye often the first sighs that appear […]

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Pear Tree Midge.

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Question What can I use for the control of pear tree midge? I have tried cultivation below the tree and covering the ground with carpet,but this does not seem to work. href=”http://www.gardenadvice.co.uk/advisor/freeadvice/index.html”>Answer Pear tree Midge can be controlled by tar washing the tree in December with murphy tar wash available from most garden centres.After you […]

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Sooty Mould.

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Question I have several shrubs where the leaves are getting covered in a black sooty matter. How can I remove it? Answer This is caused by plants suffering from an aphid,or scale,attack.The infested plants become sticky with honeydew excreted by this insect,and further disfigurement occurs when sooty mould grows on this substance. Often by the […]

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Codling Moth.

June 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Codling moth problem you are right that there are sprays available.In winter tar wash can be used before the leaves shoot.The tar wash will kill any insects on the tree.Codling moth overwinters as non-feeding caterpillars under loose flakes of bark and then pupate the following spring. Alternatively you could spray the caterpillars before they enter […]

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