Dave Morgan

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seeding compost with Mycorrhizal fungi?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:19

Not sure that it will Pete. If you re watch the clip it says the fungi need plant roots to thrive and survive. So as compost heaps are full of dead material I doubt the fungi would cope with the heat or the lack of suitable roots. I can see what they mean about seed and potting compost as stuff is growing in it, but compost heaps don't, they have different fungi and microorganisms in them. I'm perfectly willing to be corrected mind you.


I don't believe it!

Posted: Yesterday at 10:58

Considering Americans view rugby as a far tougher game than 'football' it'll be nice to give the colonials a chance to entertain with their rather inferior and drawn out version.

Bare root roses

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 12:58

Jaffa, best thing is to heel them in a quite unused spot in the garden. Just need a slit trench then heel them in. 

Echinacea plant

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:30

Echninacea thrive in my garden. Full sun good drainage, they are mid west American prairie plants so try getting the conditions right.

Propagating Lavender from Clippings

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:25

They can take a while to root when taken late in the season Alexa. I take them and almost forget about them for a while. It's a case of patience. Don't treat them too well though and don't water too often and let the compost dry between waterings. They like a bit of neglect.

Grass Seed Hasn't Germinated

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:16

Eventually it will. It's going to get milder soon and we'll lose this easterly airflow so be patient.

Bind weed

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 17:02

I'd refuse the clients request. If it's what they want then explain the position. Digging out bindweed now is a hand fork job which will cost time and money. Client requests need to be listened to and then either accepted or told why not now. They'll respect you more for it than you realise. I do it all the time. Unrealistic expectations are the bain of my life. It's like dealing with children sometimes. If they want it done properly and it'll last then tell them. It always costs them more if they don't listen so point out the money bit, works for me.

End of October too late for grass seed?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 16:50

Night time temps are cold, but it's still relatively warm during the day. I'd do as Dove has suggested.

Fruit Bushes

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 20:57

They won't compete but they'll run riot. Unlike cultivated strawberries they throw out numerous runners a lot faster than than those grown for table fruit. If you want to be weeding them out, which is more difficult than it it first appears, for years to come then go ahead. They don't respond to weed killer  very well either.

Lavender from seed

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:43

Guernsey, when you water from above the seeds can move about unless you top dress with grit. As for cuttings they're easy too. Heel cuttings and into some very sharply drained compost or even plain sharp sand. I do 6 to a 9cm pot and get 100%.

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