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Aphids | Pests & Diseases

…before harvesting crops. It would be advisable to remove the apples this year anyway to give the tree a chance to establish. In winter use an oil winter wash to remove overwintering aphid eggs. This winter treatment is likely to be most effective at reducing the problem for next year but you will…

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

trees. These are contact pesticides so will need regular application to be effective. You can also try and reduce the amount of over-wintering eggs by using a winter tree wash such as Growing Success Winter Tree Wash - these are available at all good garden centres and are applied during the tree's

Thompson and Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 14th June 2013

…use on fruit trees. You could try insecticides containing thiacloprid (Bayer Provado Ultimate Bug Killer) or acetamiprid (Scotts Bug Clear Ultra) - these active ingredients are normally written on the label. This winter, use an oil winter wash such as Growing Success Winter Tree Wash to remove…

Top ten Autumn tips to prepare your garden for Winter

…Throughout the quiet winter months make an effort to wash out pots and seed trays in preparation for the spring sowing and planting. Don't forget that you can still sow plenty of vegetables to grow in winter. Click here to take a look at our 'Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter' article. Tidy…

Cherry Aphids | Pests & Diseases

…such as Bayer Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Ready to Use to reduce the population. Then in winter use an oil winter wash such as Growing Success Winter Tree Wash to remove overwintering eggs. This winter treatment is likely to be most effective at reducing the problem but you will need to be vigilant…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd May 2014

…pyrethrum such as Westland Plant Rescue Fruit & Vegetable Bug Killer. You can also tackle the overwintering eggs by applying a winter tree wash on a dry day in winter - they're available in all good garden centres. This dual approach should help to bring the problem back under control. I hope this…

Scale Insects | How to Get Rid of Scale Insects | Pests & Diseases | Gardening Information

…container and check they are ok to use on fruit trees (if you are growing the tree for edible fruit). You can also buy winter washes which are applied when the tree is dormant to control over-wintering young nymphs. Why are all the leaves on my bay tree turning pale brown with spots? The little…

What to do in the garden in October

…trunks of apple trees to trap winter moth females whose caterpillars shred spring flowers. * • Remove the netting from fruit cages to allow birds to catch and eat any pests that are lurking there. * • Apply a winter wash to the trunks and branches of fruit trees to kill off overwintering…

What to do in the garden in December

…sheltered spot in the garden to give them some protection from the winter weather. * • Check tree ties and stakes to ensure that trees are still secure following strong autumn winds. Tighten or loosen ties if necessary. * • Wash and disinfect bird feeders and bird tables. Clean out bird…

What to do in the garden in November

…to the trunks of fruit trees to prevent wingless female winter moths climbing the trunks and laying their eggs in the branches. In the greenhouse * • Replace damaged glass before the worst of the winter weather sets in. * • Clean out the greenhouse thoroughly. Wash the glass, the floor and…

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

…I recently bought a spiral laurus nobilis tree - are the leaves safe to use in cooking? Answer: Hi Julie. Yes you can use them fresh, or dry them for use later. Just remember to give them a wash first. Name: Wendy Stanbury Question: My apricot tree that I bought from T&M last year hasn't done…

What to do in the garden in February

…flowers from your winter pansies to stop them setting seed. This will encourage a flush of new flowers when the weather warms up. * • Lift and divide snowdrops still 'in the green' if you want to move them or create more plants. * • If you need to move deciduous trees or shrubs, now is the…

What to do in the garden in January

…planting trees and shrubs while they are still dormant. * • If all you can see from your windows are unattractive sheds, composting areas and bins this winter, think about using evergreen climbing plants like Clematis ' Winter Beauty' or Clematis armandii as a screen, or just to add winter

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…* Strawberry Plants * Rhubarb Plants * Vines & Climbing Fruit * Other Berry Plants * Fruit Trees * Apple Trees & Pear Trees * Citrus Trees * Exotic Fruit Trees * Fig Trees * Nut Trees * Stone Fruit Trees * Fruit Rootstock Guide * Fruit Seeds * All Fruit Seeds * Garden Supplies * Garden Buildings…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th February 2011

…you begin lifting the tree from its current position. Choose a still, cool day to prevent the roots from drying out during the move. Give the main stem a wide berth and aim to lift a potential root ball diameter of about a third of the trees height. Dig a trench around the tree and gradually work…

Money saving gardening tips, money saving ideas

…strands for their nests from my winter baskets." * And a way to recycle plastic bottles from Iain Beveridge: "Cut the bottom off and they make great mini cloches and keep insects off." * From Marie Clare: "Save all of your old tins (of tomatoes / beans etc), wash them and drill small drainage holes…

How to Grow Oca (New Zealand Yams)

…require peeling when eating Oca raw - just wash them clean, and they can be sliced to add a hint of a lemony zest to salads. Alternatively cook them in the same way as potatoes - boiled, baked, grilled or fried. They also make an excellent addition to winter soups and stews. Our T&M Oca loses its…

How to improve your garden soil

washed away so readily. This work is best carried out in the spring and autumn. * Try applying a mulch around your plants, either using a thick layer of organic matter or a layer of decorative gravel, slate chips or pebbles. * Apply mulches in early spring whilst the soil is still moist from winter

What to do in the garden in September

…and clear away any used straw, as this will harbour pests and diseases over winter. * • Look out for rotting fruits on your pear, apple and plum trees. Pick them off as they will spread disease if left on the tree. * • Pick blackberries as they ripen and use straight away or freeze some…

How To Grow Parsnips

…* Strawberry Plants * Rhubarb Plants * Vines & Climbing Fruit * Other Berry Plants * Fruit Trees * Apple Trees & Pear Trees * Citrus Trees * Exotic Fruit Trees * Fig Trees * Nut Trees * Stone Fruit Trees * Fruit Rootstock Guide * Fruit Seeds * All Fruit Seeds * Garden Supplies * Garden Buildings…

How to grow potatoes in bags

…* Strawberry Plants * Rhubarb Plants * Vines & Climbing Fruit * Other Berry Plants * Fruit Trees * Apple Trees & Pear Trees * Citrus Trees * Exotic Fruit Trees * Fig Trees * Nut Trees * Stone Fruit Trees * Fruit Rootstock Guide * Fruit Seeds * All Fruit Seeds * Garden Supplies * Garden Buildings…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th January 2012

…answered. Click here to view details of our previous Q&A sessions. Name: Darran Bird Question: Can sue please advise me on my wisteria, I have a tree formed 10 year old specimen in a huge 3ft pot, last year it didn't flower, I'm worried it won't this year either - any advise much appreciated. It…

How to Stop Blight

…* Strawberry Plants * Rhubarb Plants * Vines & Climbing Fruit * Other Berry Plants * Fruit Trees * Apple Trees & Pear Trees * Citrus Trees * Exotic Fruit Trees * Fig Trees * Nut Trees * Stone Fruit Trees * Fruit Rootstock Guide * Fruit Seeds * All Fruit Seeds * Garden Supplies * Garden Buildings…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 20th April 2012

…greenery or anything. It is in a pot. Should I try repotting it? Answer: Also my small olive tree in a pot lost all its leaves winter before last and has only grown a few back. It has retained them all winter. Hello Carly. It's still very early in the year so you may not see much growth on it yet,…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th May 2012

…Unfortunately there is always the risk of losing Hydrangea buds to a late frost. I tend to leave the previous years faded flower heads intact over the winter until the plant starts into active growth the following spring. It looks a little messy but the old flower heads help to provide a little…