Dave Morgan

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Lavender bushes

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:04

I'd move them after flowering. Trim them then move. Plants always grow extra roots after flowering so that would be the ideal time.

Plant or Weed?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 18:44

That's not caper spurge. I have no idea what it is though. Post a picture when it flowers.

My grubby hands

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 18:42

A good nail brush gets rid of the stuff between, under and around the nails. I don't use a hand cream, soft hands means too many thorns to pull out. Apparently scrapping soap under your nails before gardening works as well.

Private hedge dying? How to save them

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 13:12

Kapsv fertiliser won't help sorry fairygirl, the three on the end will dieback fully by next year, you can save the others. Not what you wanted to hear I know but you need to cut your losses and take out the three on the end. You'll be fighting a losing battle.

A better White Rose

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:47

Go with that too fidget. Good strong erect climber with strong upright flowers.

Climbing rose

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 21:09

Do you know the variety? Some climbers only flower once.

Pruning Fuchsias

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 19:34

Much as the RHS is a wonderful organisation their advice isn't gospel and doesn't take account of some of the decisions gardeners, amateur or professional have to make. There are no hard and fast rules to gardening only experience and advice. Best practice is what the RHS advice covers and as all gardeners of any experience or age will tell you is if works for you do it.

What is this plant called?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 18:59

Its euphorbia lathyrus or caper spurge. It's regarded as a weed.

Pruning Fuchsias

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:44

If you prune now it's fine. S1lly1. They're in full growth mode doing them now will do harm whatsoever. They'll produce loads of new growth and a feed after pruning will see them romp away. There are plenty of plants which require specific pruning times and fuchsias ISNT one of them. It could be December or later before we see a frost so they grow until temperatures drop and that's plenty of time.

Hydrangea problems

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:40

That looks like Annabelle to me Meg. They can be a bit lax in habit. If you're on clay it should be perfectly happy. It's only been in a few months so it's establishing right now so don't expect too much from it this year. It looks pretty healthy. A bit of leaf loss and the odd problem is common. I do understand your loss been in that position myself many years ago now, but have 3 large tall boys now all much taller than me. So life will get better and so will your hydrangea.

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Grass ID. I hate them personally.

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ID's please

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Font changed?

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Apple rust

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Where are the videos on propagating

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID please

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I won't be using the forum for a while

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Plant ID

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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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