Dave Morgan

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Good advice does not come quick

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 19:36

The beauty of the forum is that there's nearly always several different but accurate answers. Anyone who asks a question gets it answered every time. If they only choose to accept the first answer that surely is up to them. However to fail to take advantage of the vast knowledge base within the forum is foolish.

Planting a rose in the patio

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 19:22

Rosie Bee, I'm also going to disagree with the initial advice. I've done exactly the same over the years and as long as you dig out what's under the block paving (which is usually laid on sand only), then there's no reason why not. Dig it out to a depth of 2 ft though and use fresh garden soil (I know you said clay) and plenty of the manure. If you're buying a David Austin, if it's bare root, they take a few years to really get going so some tlc with rootgrow, bonemeal, spring and midsummer feeds along with 2 gallons weekly for six months WILL see it establish well. Once in the roots will find their own way and more than likely straight out and down away from the wall. Just plant it a foot away from the wall and angle it in towards the wall, this will help training, and get your training framework in place just after planting. As it's west facing the prevailing wind and rain we get in the UK should mean it gets all it needs, however water in dry spells.

Vine weevils in winter

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 17:08

As long as your pots don't freeze I'd apply the vine weevil killer now, tomorrow, whilst the weather warms and let them drain  before it starts to go downhill again. We may have a week of milder temps before going cold again.


Posted: 04/12/2016 at 11:15

Michael take them out of the compost and dry them off then store in a paper bag. Unless compost is bone dry you're just asking for trouble.

Healthy Eating

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 18:54

For me it's home cooked food. Nothing processed apart from the odd pizza. Fresh veg and fruit, fat, butter, Sunday lard, olive oil and no supermarket ready meals. It's the way I was brought up, and the Mrs and we have 3 huge 6ft plus boys who are all healthy and we rarely see a doctor. We don't have much sugar though, a bag lasts 2 weeks, but the Mrs bakes weekly so she does use caster, but what she bakes lasts us a week. Everything in moderation as well. 

Sciarid Flies

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 19:28

The RHS has a few suggestions Ladybird.

Plants you don't like...are there any?

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 17:34

I hate anything which runs. Snowberry, soapwort, acanthus, Jap anemone etc etc. Number of times I've battled against it in various clients gardens and on the odd occasion my own. Leyllandii as well it should be banned in residential gardens. 

Sweet peas

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:09

It's one of three things, damping off, mice or slugs. More than likely mice. I've had to resow and set traps this year due to field mice digging up the seeds. 

Best plant bible

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 19:59

Just plants nut. I love them so much really I just love learning about them always have. I know I'll never learn every one but I enjoy the journey.

Dianthus plugs

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 11:04

Derek pot them on into 9cm pots in some gritty compost. They'll be fine in your conservatory over winter. They're hardy so the cold won't bother them much although they will need a degree of protection whilst they're so young. I'd start feeding them some liquid seaweed in early spring and by May they should be ready to plant out.

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