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Why should we cover rose plants in the winter?

In the UK, where I live, none of this is necessary, so I've just been researching this subject. It seems that what you are doing, all parts of the procedure, are essential if you want your roses to ...
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Infested leaves - red currant

This is an aphid infestation, specifically Currant Blister Aphid, see here https://www.rhs.org.uk/biodiversity/currant-blister-aphid for information, though its a UK link so some of the treatment ...
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How to protect young plants against frost?

I don't know about flowers, but for vegetables, I like to use humidity domes. I just cut off the bottom of a milk jug, throw the cap away and put it over my newly transplanted plants, if it still ...
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Long Lasting Wooden Fence Protection

Creosote would have been the go to for this, but in the EU (and ongoing, still in the UK, regardless of Brexit) only professionals are licensed to use it because of its carcinogenic properties. There ...
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Could I use fleece covering over blackcurrant plant in England all year round?

Not a good idea - fleece will likely encourage fungal infection, will block or filter any available sunlight and daylight, and reduce the plant's capacity for photosynthesis, plus, unless its tied ...
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How to protect apple pears from getting lot of bugs?

There is a good chance you have Codling Moth infestation. There are pesticides that can help but you can also likely fight back without chemicals by removing much of the fruit early in the year so ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

For 100% certain protection put the fence up asap. Orchardists have been researching this for years and fencing is the only guaranteed protection. An 8' tall fence if vertical, or 5' height if ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

For immediate protection, I can highly recommend motion detecting, animal repelling sprinklers. I have used the scarecrow to protect rose of sharon shrubs for several years. I know it works because ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

Sounds as if you are due for a greenhouse. For your starts. There is deer fencing that comes in a package...plastic webbed fencing very very tall. Hard for deer to see and right there is a ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

I like the idea of the motion detecting sprinklers. I also know that electric fencing will probably be your best bet. You should look on youtube for this guy, but one man I saw, put in some metal t-...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

We protect our nursery stock and customers' landscaping with DeerPro Winter Animal Repellent. One spray in the fall protects all winter long.
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Infested leaves - red currant

Aphids, only way I know to kill them is insecticide ( malathion). Ladybugs will get them if you can get a large number of them. When I grew them in IL , red currants were problem free ; great jelly.
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How to protect garden against wildlife (roe, deer, boar)?

If you can't fence the perimeter, fencing the individual plants would seem to be the only (reliable) option. Solar powered (so no need for electricity from the grid supply) electric fence chargers are ...
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My variegated holly bush/tree

It appears that that most of the variegated varieties are created with viruses. These can revert to their non-variegated varieties. Usually this happens on a branch basis, rather than single leaves. ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

Black plastic mesh deer netting, and don't skimp on height. The fencing is pretty affordable and visually minimal, but effective. Indeed, part of its effectiveness is that they think they can run ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

Talk your Barber into allowing you to collect hair trimmings - bag up in small cloth bags or sprinkle loose hairs, moderately thickly, throughout the nursery. Another choice, provide whatever else in ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

This late in the season I would put them in a garage or similar space. This would also give some weather protection ( in pots is not the same as in the ground). Then put up your 12 foot + deer fence . ...
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How to move trees on a highway using a pickup truck?

The methods you describe are reasonable for the situation you have. You have some basic concerns. Damage during loading or unloading Wind damage Hazards to traffic You seem to have taken these into ...
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Could I use fleece covering over blackcurrant plant in England all year round?

As others have pointed out, a shroud of fleece will trap moisture and prevent airflow, encouraging fungal diseases. It will also prevent pollinators getting to the flowers, but this is only an issue ...
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What is wrong with Plant

I think this is Ficus benjamina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_benjamina. Hates being moved and disturbed. Hates drafts and temperature changes. Does well when allowed to be out of doors on a covered ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

I follow the mulched circle method, where I use a collar about 18" wide around the tree, mulched with shredded bark or wood chips. You have to re-do the mulch every spring, but the advantage here is ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

In the long term you could easily do enough damage to kill the trees. The "active" part of the trunk transporting fluids between the roots and the branches is close to the outside of the tree, just ...
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How to protect my nectarine tree from hyraxes?

Here is what we finally did: we put metal cages around each tree. It helped! The hyraxes stopped coming, and the tree was saved. Apparently, the tree itself can send its branches outside the cage (it ...
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Remove rot from center of tree stump

You need to soak it with some fungicide to stop the rot. Things like polyurethane seal a surface but the fungus is inside. Although as large as it is with one side sealed from moisture , it will take ...
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Does using a fleece cloche hinder plants from getting enough sunlight?

You should remove it during the day; unfortunately, UK temperatures tomorrow are set to drop but hopefully not to below 5degC during the day where you are; unless you're growing something really ...
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Will my trees recover from deer eating the leaves?

The trees look fine..only the lower portion of the trees are eaten by them. This should not affect those trees...if not eaten again, I hope they will produce new leaves. However, put up a fence upto ...
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Will my trees recover from deer eating the leaves?

Your trees may not be permanently damaged this year, but once deer find a plant they like, they continue to eat it. When I lived in a rural area, a joke we had was "Deer first eat your favorite ...
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How to insulate banana tree during winter

We live in Indiana. It can get 20 below. Our trees are out all year and triple the next. We don't cut the leaves. Let them brown and they will fall and insulate your plants. If you cut them before ...
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Peach tree bark splitting and Brown rot prevention

Here is everything you should ever want to know about peach diseases, including how to treat your (well, your peaches') brown rot. The first course of treatment is to religiously remove all rotted/...
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Orchid root rot

vanda orchids are from Thailand and love a tropical environment the metal you have the plant in is a possible reason why. (the roots don't like the metal as it is toxic for them as they will absorb ...
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