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What should I do? Evelyn Fordyce Q Blackfly are normally active later in the year, so perhaps you have a warm, sheltered garden. Richard Jackson’s Plant Invigorator should control them. If it doesn’t work, spray the trees with BugClear for Fruit & Veg. Based on rape seed oil which clogs the creatures’ breathing pores, it is usually very effective at eradicating all types of aphid. Freckles in winter A Is there a clematis that flowers in winter to brighten up the garden? Nancy Morris (via email) Q AG Expert hotline Call weekdays from 12-1pm 0843 168 0200 38 AMATEUR GARDENING 14 MAY 2016 There is an evergreen clematis called ‘Freckles’ that produces attractive pale flowers with red speckles in the winter, usually between October and February.

Should I admit defeat, take it out and plant a new camellia in its place? Steven Perrin (via email) Q Every spring apply a dressing of chelates or sequestrene of iron, at the manufacturers’ recommended rate. These treatments will help to reduce the possibility of iron deficiency, which is common in camellias. Camellias require little pruning other then cutting back straggly shoots. If this is carried out on a regular annual basis along with deadheading flowers immediately after they have gone over, the plant should be bushy and wellbalanced.

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