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by lorijones
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Voles and Moles
Topic: #2. Awful vole problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

Re: #2. Awful vole problem

Espoma makes a product called Soil Perfector which can be used as a vole deterrent. VoleBloc from the manufacturers of Permatil can also be used. Here are a few tips on how to use it in the garden: http://inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=253.
by lorijones
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Voles and Moles
Topic: Killing Voles over Winter, from In The Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Killing Voles over Winter, from In The Garden

Yes, the straw does go down first. The cups are laid down on their sides with the rodenticide inside them. If they are nestled down into the straw, they will not get too crushed by the piece of plywood. You should use a fairly thick layer of straw. The voles will usually chew a path through the stra...
by lorijones
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Black knot disease on purple plum
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Black knot disease on purple plum

It is important to first prune out any branches that contain knots. Prune at least 2" - 4" below the knot. This should be done now - during the dormant season. Be sure to burn or discard the pruned branches so the fungal spores cannot reinfect the tree. Fungicides may be helpful as a preventative bu...
by lorijones
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Garden Maintenance
Topic: GardenPrep for Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: GardenPrep for Tomatoes

While crop rotation is a preferred method for reducing the incidence of pests and disease in the vegetable garden, many gardeners like you do not have the space to rotate crops in an effective way. Andre's good friend Mike has a small garden for his tomatoes and has been able to successfully grow go...
by lorijones
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Planting and Transplanting
Topic: Stella doro daylilly
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Stella doro daylilly

Daylilies can be dug and divided anytime as long as the ground is not frozen or overly wet. Here are some tips for dividing daylilies: http://inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=512
by lorijones
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Growing Perennials & Bulbs
Topic: Holding bulbs over winter
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Re: Holding bulbs over winter

It depends on when the garden will be ready. We have planted daffodil bulbs as late as April or even May. They will flower late (obviously) or maybe not at all the first season but they should be okay if they are kept in your cold room. The iris should be okay as well.
by lorijones
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hedge in clay
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Hedge in clay

Our clay soils are definitely a challenge to garden in. The problem is that they hold water so well which can cause problems with plants. Hinoki Falsecupress does best in full sun and in well drained but moist soils. They should be protected from strong winds. These are best as specimen trees and ar...
by lorijones
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Chinese Hybrid Dogwoods
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Chinese Hybrid Dogwoods

I'm surprised that you are having trouble finding this tree although it is normally referred to as the Kousa dogwood or Japanese dogwood. The species is Cornus kousa . If you are not able to find them locally, Forestfarm ( https://www.forestfarm.com/ ) has several cultivars of Cornus kousa available...
by lorijones
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: fruit of paw paw trees & deer/squirrels
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Re: fruit of paw paw trees & deer/squirrels

September is a great time to do this. In the fall, perennials (including trees and shrubs) begin to prepare for winter by moving nutrients and stored starches from their leaves into their roots. Spraying herbicides at this time means that these chemicals also get transported down to the roots more e...
by lorijones
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Dealing with Damage to Trees and Shrubs
Topic: Non-spray to avoid future tent catapillars
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Non-spray to avoid future tent catapillars

The product that Mark must have mentioned would be Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed II. Be sure to get the one that has "II" at the end of the name. This is the product that works on tent caterpillars. It comes in both a granular version and a concentrate. The concentrate is mixed...

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