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'Acer Feed'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 3rd May 2013

…pot very heavy but provides a much better growing environment for your Acer! Multipurpose composts break down over a number of years, becoming prone to water-logging and having little nutritional value. Acers will need feeding each spring with a slow-release fertiliser which can be applied to the…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

…start to flag. To keep your container plants in tip-top condition make sure you feed them annually. This can be in the form of slow-release fertiliser applied to the compost surface each year or a balanced liquid feed applied every week throughout the growing season. If you are growing plants which…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 6th September 2013

…the general health of your cucumber plants, they like a sunny and warm position in the garden and are quite greedy feeders so will need regular feeding with a high potassium fertiliser. You can try hand-pollinating your flowers - simply use the tip of a fine, soft paintbrush and dab it gently into…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 21st August 2012

…as they bleed sap badly if pruned at any other time. Wait until your Acer is completely dormant. This is a job for January or February. I would also suggest giving it a good mulch or well rotted organic matter in spring to feed it up after pollarding and encourage lots of new growth. Take care not…

Ants | Pests & Diseases

…the fruit? How can I get rid of ants destroying my acers in my garden? Ants can be a bit of a nuisance in the garden but it is unlikely that they were the cause of your Acers death. They are generally quite beneficial in the garden as they feed on sap sucking aphids and the honeydew that they…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 28th April 2011

…full of Polyanthus and Pansies. The Acers will be next what I can do please. Answer: Ants can be a bit of a nuisance in the garden but it is unlikely that they were the cause of your Acers death. They are generally quite beneficial in the garden as they feed on sap sucking aphids and the honeydew…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th June 2012

…re-potted for some time. If the roots look very congested then re-pot it into a slightly bigger pot. Feed your Christmas cactus every 4 weeks while in active growth with a weak solution of high potash feed to encourage flowers to form. I have found in the past that my own Christmas Cactus likes to…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session

…(although daytime temperatures of 21 ºC are preferable) and there needs to be sufficient numbers of spider mite present for the predatory mites to feed on. Obviously, if you choose to use biological control then you cannot also use chemical control as this will kill the predatory mites! There are a…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session July 23

…nitrogen levels in the soil so it's advisable to apply a heavy dressing of manure or compost every autumn or spring. In addition give your rhubarb a feed in spring with a fertiliser high in nitrogenM. It's also worth mentioning that rhubarb likes a free draining soil - waterlogged soil can encourage…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th May 2012

…is usually caused by a lack of nutrients, or poor soil conditions, and often the tree appears to lack vigour. Gumming can usually be rectified by feeding the tree and improving the soil. Keep the tree well watered, particularly in hot, dry periods and apply a mulch around the base of the plant to…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

…Question(s) Ants - How do you get rid of ants in compost bins? - Why are there lots of ants on my peonies? - How can I get rid of ants destroying my acers in my garden? - How can I stop ants on my garden vegetables? - Why have I got ants all over the trunks of my apple trees? Will this be a problem…