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QI'VE got a beautiful variegated maple tree with green foliage in the middle and lighter, cream leaves around the edges. But this year some branches are coming without the variegated leaves.

- Martin, by email AIT is called reversion - it's going back to its original colour. Sounds like yours is a Norway maple. With reversion on variegated plants, cut affected branches off as close to the trunk as possible. This should halt it in its tracks.

QI'VE got a steep slope in my garden and I'm finding it difficult to get my heavy rotary mower up it. What can I do? - Daisy, by email buy a Flymo hover mower.

AI'd They're a breeze over angled areas because the pinning blade lifts them off the ground. It means they're light to operate compared to an old barrel mower. You can pick them up for under PS100. They're also excellent for path edges and driveways.

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Title Annotation:News; Teasers
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 25, 2016
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