Ash Die Back (Chalara fraxinea) is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea (C. fraxinea). The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and it can lead to tree death.
If you spot a tree that you think might be infected you should report it to one of the following:
Forest Research Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service
Tel: 01420 23000
Forestry Commission Plant Health Service
Tel: 0131 314 6414
Fera Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate
Tel: 01904 465625
Daffodils put on a great display in spring, but how do you make sure they keep looking their best year on year?
Feeding them when they are storing enery for next years flowers is the key.
Using a plant food that is high in potash such as J Arthur Bower’s Sulphate of Potash, which comes in granules or you can use a liquid feed – either J Arthur Bower's Tub & Basket Liquid Plant Food or the Tomato Liquid Plant Food will do the trick.
Potash promotes bigger and healthier fruits and flowers due to its high potassium content.
Feeding should be carried out over the few weeks between the daffodil flowers fading and the foliage shrivelling.
We recommend two applications in this time. Simply scatter one hand full of Sulphate of Potash per square metre around bulbs or apply the liquid feed at approximatly half a cap full with 4.5 litres (1 gal or about one watering can full) of water per 2-3 square metres.
Leaves of the daffodils can be removed to keep the garden looking tidy about 6 weeks after they have finished flowering.
The Bulldog Premier Bulb Planter is the perfect tool to help plant your bulbs in the autumn
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