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What is digging up my raised bed by the horseradish?

Question from James Blackshaw

Some animal is digging one large whole in a raised bed next to my horseradish. This is the only part of the bed that is affected. No other beds have been touched. We have 5 dogs but they are indoors when this is happening at night and they are not sniffing the area after. They would if a fox was the culprit. We certainly have badger, muntjac and fox in the area. There are rabbits but we would not doubt find droppings. You should be able to see some sort of foot print from the photos. Any thoughts please?

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  • Posted: Thu. 17th May 2018 09:41
  • Last reply: Fri. 18th May 2018 13:40

Iris issue

Question from Sally Bull

Hi. Does anyone know what’s wrong with my newly planted Iris leaves. See photo below. Thanks!

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  • Posted: Tue. 8th May 2018 09:39
  • Last reply: Tue. 8th May 2018 21:34

Tulip heads eaten

Question from Iris Lando

My tulips are just coming into flower and something is stripping off the heads. What can I do to stop this?

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  • Posted: Sun. 22nd April 2018 18:24

Splits in honeysuckle containg clusters of nodules

Comment from Silentboo

Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my honeysuckle? It has clusters of growths. As you cannsee in the picture attached, some splits are more tightly packed than that. Is it salvagable or doomed?

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  • Posted: Sat. 21st April 2018 18:02

Weedkiller brand Gallup

Question from coopern

Wondering whether Gallup brand weedkiller, in all its variants, is anything more than the many glysophate based weedkiller available in most garden-supplies stores and centres in the UK. In other words is it worth making a special effort to get Gallup or will any 360/l glysophate weedkiller be just as effective? Thanks.

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  • Posted: Mon. 12th March 2018 15:40

Cherry Tree

Question from Mark Nicholls

We have two years old cherry tree which this year had an abundance of cherries growing on it. However, one day they all but got eaten. Not sure if this is due to birds or squirrels.
How can I stop this from happening?

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  • Posted: Thu. 8th June 2017 10:01
  • Last reply: Sat. 10th June 2017 22:10

Pest or disease?

Comment from M McC

What is causing these white rectangular furry areas on the backs of rhodedendron leaves, and how do I deal with them? Thank you for any advice on this.

After Googling, I think it must be cushion scale, which I have never heard of. Does anyone have advice on how to get rid of it?

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  • Posted: Mon. 5th June 2017 14:23
  • Last reply: Mon. 12th March 2018 15:47

'Girard's Hotshot Variegated' Azalea

Question from NICOLA BLYTH

Hi all

My azalea has looked very sparse this year and I have no idea why.

I have attached 'before and after' pics

Any suggestions?


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  • Posted: Mon. 22nd May 2017 16:08
  • Last reply: Tue. 23rd May 2017 18:32

Pest and disease control in roses.

Question from J P Wright

What is the best chemical control for aphid and black spot in roses

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  • Posted: Tue. 17th January 2017 17:29
  • Last reply: Sat. 29th April 2017 11:41

How to get rid of caterpillars on our Santan plants?

Question from gustavo woltmann

Hi everyone my name is Gustavo Woltmann and I am an assistant working in a publishers office for over a decade now. Can you help me how to get rid of caterpillars eating leaves of our santan plants?

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  • Posted: Fri. 30th December 2016 14:59