Dave Morgan


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Buddleja

Posted: Yesterday at 21:47

Aphids have had a go at mine this year as well. There some lax growth as well, I suspect the wet weather has played it's part.

Is this dieback?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:31

Well it's not a good sign Ree2. Is it recently planted or has it been there for a while?

Weeds in new lawn....help!!!

Posted: Yesterday at 21:28

You don't weed and feed a new lawn for 12 months. It takes that long for a new lawn to bed in and form the root systems necessary to cope with a weed and feed. You're on a new build and that's a potential problem for a lawn anyway. Let it settle first, keep it well watered and cut on a high cut in about 2 weeks. Turf will often contain weeds, so don't panic. You won't get a picture perfect lawn in two weeks unless you pay premium prices for turf and you get perfect growing conditions. Even then it'll take six to eight weeks before it'll look half way decent and natural. Mowing will keep weeds in check till you can apply a weed and feed. I just hope you won't one of the people who are unlucky enough to experience problems with lawns laid by developers and builders.

Privet hedges

Posted: Yesterday at 19:25

Fences aren't good for wildlife. No contest. Why rock the boat. Privet needs one cut a year and will outlast a fence which needs regular maintenance and lasts 10 if you're lucky. If the privet isn't tall enough to give privacy let it grow. The obsession with fencing is a proper gardeners nightmare.

Help, perennials, everything is dying/wilting!

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:58

Well, some of your choices have just finished flowering and gone over. If you used MPC to fill the beds I'd guess the bed is waterlogged to an extent. Pure soil would have been a better choice. Your phlox looks OK but theyre pretty indestructible. If you want a perennial display then you need to choose a range of plants that flower in succession and overlapping. To be brutally honest you haven't chosen well. Sorry.

Poor Rose

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 17:31

Imyk you can make a start in tidying it up now. There's quite a bit of dead wood there which needs pruning out. That'll create space and allow air into the base. Then you can actually see what you're doing in spring. An outward facing leaf joint is a leaf facing away from the centre of the rose.

Apple blemish Problem

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 10:32

Sounds like apple scab.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=81


Have a look at this link.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:47

Christine you DONT dead head them till spring. That head will protect next year's flower buds from frost and rain damage over winter. Please leave them.

Forum design update

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 19:48

Well I'm not going to comment. 


Last time I did I got suspended.


But I'm not using the forum as much either.

Apple rust

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:38

This is directed at all of you who grow apples. I'm increasingly seeing rust like spots on apple tree leaves. Both in person and through other online groups. The RHS don't offer any advice on rust on apple trees and don't even list it as something that can affect UK apple trees. All I see is US sites with apple rust problems. How many of you have noticed similar outbreaks on your apples.

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Apple rust

 
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Small tree ID please

 
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Awful new format for forum

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