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Knowledge, Gardening Tips & Advice from our expert!

We are passionate about our gardening here at Harrod Horticultural and encounter the same pests, diseases and general garden problems as everybody else in Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden.  

So for advice on any gardening problem, put our Horticultural Expert Jo Blackwell to the test, we are confident she can help! 

   

Latest Expert Answers

Pruning Raspberries and Loganberries

Answered by Expert Jo Archived in Category Seeds, Plants & Trees

Should I leave the new non-fruit bearing shoots of my rapsberries and loganberries on or cut these off to give the fruit more nutrients?

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Tree Fern Advice

Answered by Expert Harrod Horticultural Archived in Category Seeds, Plants & Trees

My tree fern has been producing smaller and smaller fronds each year? I am growing them in pots.

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Leylandii Hedge Problems

Answered by Expert Louise Archived in Category Seeds, Plants & Trees

I have leylandii in a row to form a barrier between my garden and next door. There are some brown parts and I have a close up of the dead bit too, what do you think is causing this please?

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Spider Mite Problems

Answered by Expert Jo Archived in Category Pest Control & Nature

I have several conifers that appear to have been quite seriously affected by spidermite. They have new growth but only on the top extremities and the lower 80% of the trees are almost dead. Can these trees be revived or is removing them the only solution?

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Couch Grass

Answered by Expert Jo Archived in Category Weed control

COUCH GRASS please can you tell me how to be rid of this creeping monster?

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