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enter image description hereNearly retired professional gardener/horticulturalist, working principally in ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge.


Sep
18
answered Why are my eggplants golden brown?
Sep
18
answered Should I wait for twigs in compost to fully decompose before adding it to the soil?
Sep
18
comment looking for a fast growing Leucaena leucocephala seeds
@stormy - doesn't have to be GMO, can just be a new hybrid produced by standard crossing experiments.
Sep
18
answered looking for a fast growing Leucaena leucocephala seeds
Sep
18
comment What is wrong with my Mango plant?
Looks like some kind of fungal infection - I'd cut the main stem down to where that lovely new shoot has appeared on the right in the pictures before the trouble spreads downwards. Leave the new ones at the bottom alone until you can see what happens after cutting back.
Sep
17
comment Is the moisture sensor reading correct in my self-watering vase?
I can't answer that, but I will say you should always judge how good or not conditions are for plants by the health of the plant concerned, rather than the other way around. I expect someone else can answer the other more technical aspect.
Sep
17
comment Is the moisture sensor reading correct in my self-watering vase?
Is the Hydrangea showing signs of insufficient moisture, or does it look perfectly healthy?
Sep
17
answered How can I prevent stones from rising to the soil surface each year?
Sep
17
comment Soft Fruit - Canes or Large Potted Plants?
Aha, I'm in the UK too - bare root (if that's what you prefer), but order now, and prepare the planting area now, so that when the plants arrive, you're absolutely ready to plant out - so long as the ground isn't waterlogged or frozen solid (a bit of frost you can safely ignore and plant anyway).
Sep
16
revised Soft Fruit - Canes or Large Potted Plants?
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Sep
16
answered Soft Fruit - Canes or Large Potted Plants?
Sep
16
comment What is this white flowered tree?
@PaulTaylor - make sure you buy one in leaf - the amount of pink variegation varies from plant to plant. I didn't realise this wasn't your own plant!
Sep
16
answered Did cement mix damage my grass?
Sep
16
answered Best way to combat Rosemary Mites?
Sep
16
comment What is this yellow, four-petal flowering plant in Lynchburg, VA?
@antony.trupe - don't worry on my account, I never take written descriptions to be gospel anyway - someone yesterday was asking what this white flowered tree was, luckily with a photo, and they weren't flowers, they were leaves, so plenty of license must always be given to descriptions
Sep
15
answered Is it too late to plant potatoes in Dorset, UK in Mid -september?
Sep
15
revised What is this 3 cm brown seed?
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Sep
15
comment What is this white flowered tree?
@kevinsky that's an awful lot of growth in a year, never seen one grow that fast. Must be the variation in conditions/climate between UK and where you are.
Sep
15
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Sep
15
answered What is this 3 cm brown seed?