I am experiecing the same with my plum tree I noticed today its being over run with green fly and I am the same its 3 years old, when I looked into pruning you are supposed to do it in June but the weather up here was so bad in June I left it I am tempted to take just a little off whilst we have this dry weather and see what happens. The way this year is going I think you just have to take the chance when the weather is good.
I'm new to veg gardening and have just taken on a jungle of an allotment and trying to weed out long grass thistle and nettle roots from well beneath the soil but struggling to get everything, (no car to pick up a rotovator so down to grafting ! and want to grow organically so chemicals are out of the question) have put down barrier fabric but want to sow green manure over winter. Can anyone tell me if it's more likely that the weeds will have grown up by the time the clover etc is big enough to overshadow them ? Is it possible to sow my manure then cover with the barrier over until the seeds start to sprout and then take the sheet off so they get a chance to grow before the weeds are unmanageable ? Please help anyone !!
Can I recommend this article on lasagne gardening
Thanks Kate1123 that's really useful. Will try it.
SOME ONE HELP HAV A TREE A PRUNUS SUBHI AUTUMNALLS ROSEA DYIN IN A BIG POT HOW CAN I SAVE MY TREE
I have had lily beetle on my onions and shallots for the last to years. They don't seem to do much damage to the bulbs just burrowing into the stems. I'm pretty sure it is the lily beetle because they young have the same habit of covering themselves in their own excrement. Has anyone else noticed this?
I have had a quercus ilex delivered (container grown). It is very tall and thin with branches at the top, no branches lower down. Is this normal?
I grew some buttersqushes from seed in middle size bukets. They grew very nicely however they produced beautiful large yellow flowers but none ended in any squash. what did i do wrong? thanks for any advice.
Does anyone know what this mysterious thing is growing at the base of my hawthorne tree? The ground is quite damp (whose ground isn't at the moment!) and covered with bark mulch. Do I need to be worried about it affecting other plants?
it is a fungus, encouraged by damp conditions. i shouldnt think it would directly affect other plants (although you might get other fungi growing somewhere else).