Monthly Archives: October 2006

English Laurel Rot

Q. I have a 6-foot laurel hedge, which is about 35 years old. Over the past year, the leaves in various areas of the hedge have suffered from a fungal/mildew problem. On advice from a local gardening specialist, I sprayed … Continue reading

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Heeling In Irises

Q. Peter, I dug up irises from a bed over-run with grass, with a grand plan for making a raised bed lined with landscape cloth to keep the grass out, but what in the world should I do to keep … Continue reading

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Cuttining Back a Dracaena Mass Cane

Q. I own a Dracaena Mass Cane.  It stays indoors in the winter and is brought out in a screen house in the summer months.  It enjoys being outside so much that it now is taller than ceiling height of … Continue reading

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Soil Level Change Compromises Maple Tree

Q. We have an old, large maple tree in our yard.  It does not have as many leaves as it used to.  It appears to be slowly dying.  Many years ago we put a raised rock bed around the tree … Continue reading

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Pruning A Vertically Compromised Little Leaf Linden

Q. We have a Small Leaf Linden tree at our curbside.  It is quite large. 10 years ago, when it was pruned, the leader was cut.  Since then, it has grown into a very huge, very full mushroom shape. 3 … Continue reading

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