It’s always disappointing when your carefully tended plants fall victim to a mystery ailment. But, as David Hall discovers, this needn’t result in its demise. First identify the complaint, then treat the plant to eliminate the cause, and hopefully the plant will return to healthy growth. Here is David's list of the commonest diseases and how they can be eradicated.
It's inevitable that some shrubs, for whatever reason, will need to be relocated in your garden. And there is no better time to do this than in the autumn.
They may have outgrown the space where they were initally planted, you may have re-designed the garden and they now just don't 'fit in', or you may finally admit that the shrub was planted in the wrong place.
When To Re-locate A Shrub
Autumn is the ideal time of the year to move a shrub, but don't forget that this will cause stress especially to older specimens and should be attempted only if necessary.
The acer family has always been renowned for providing some of the great classical trees found in British Arboretums.
Go to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire and make straight for the Acer Glade. The effect is dramatic. Seeing such an impressive collection of autumn colouring acers will indelibly stamp a picture in your memory that will remain forever.