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  • 29 March 2017 - Mary Catherine
    The attached photo is of my 20 year old Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura' growing outside my kitchen... (More)
    Yes, take off the side branch in June. There is some risk of disease introduction by pruning, but the... (More)
  • 29 March 2017 - johnfrancis
    I'm going to paint my house and there is moss on the walls what is the best stuff to take it off. (More)
    Use any mosskiller for masonary, of which there are several brands, and all loose material will have... (More)
  • 29 March 2017 - evelyn1979
    My son found a very strange plants I think under my roadside hedge when it broke opened a big puff of... (More)
    It was a puffball fungus, which are common in hedgerows, especially in autumn. (More)
  • 29 March 2017 - evelyn1979
    After three years of anticipating a beautiful yellow flowering Laburnum I have had nothing. But this... (More)
    Three years is not unusual, as it is still a young tree. It flowers in late May. (More)
  • 28 March 2017 - Deborah Ballard
    Can you please help me identify a beautiful Japanese maple which I lost and long to replace? A. palmatum... (More)
    It sounds like 'Chitoseyama'. (More)
  • 28 March 2017 - moosefleming
    My fuchsia hedge is starting to green now - it could well do with a pruning - am I too late to prune... (More)
    Prune away! (More)
  • 26 March 2017 - Elainegiggles
    Please see photo attached of this awful weed i cant seem to get rid of. It comes back after about a week... (More)
    That is winter heliotrope. Repeat use of Roundup until the weed is gone. (More)
  • 25 March 2017 - evelyn1979
    is it to late to move this white beam (More)
    Buds are breaking so there is a considerable risk. If possible, wait until November. (More)
  • 25 March 2017 - evelyn1979
    My darling 4 year old boy took a hammer to a newly planted somewhat mature tree I believe is a red oak... (More)
    The damage is limited and the tree will survive. Wrap the exposed areas with strips of bal... (More)
  • 24 March 2017 - VickyO
    I got a neighbour's grass clippings last year, which I used in the lasagna-layering in the veg patch.... (More)
    Very off-putting indeed and there may be dog-disease issues.It may be necessary to remove it, depending... (More)

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