Dave Morgan

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Favorite lavenders and other strongly scented plants

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:33

How did I forget the pinks? I pick them almost daily for the house.

new series

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:31

I'm not a fan of gardening makeover progs, but this was brilliant! Loved the unconventional approach and ingenuity. Refreshing.

Spring onions

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:29

No it's not too late crazyflower sow now harvest in a few months. Lisbon is fine.

Favorite lavenders and other strongly scented plants

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:13

Phlox, winter honeysuckle,  honeysuckle and roses especially the climbers near windows work well. I have both the latter outside my back door and in the evening when it's warm the air is filled with scent. Mixed borders with scented plants, lavender and herbs you can brush past or walk on. It can be intoxicating when conditions are right. Some of the best roses are David Austin roses, heavily scented and plentiful flowers.

Non flowering Calla Lilly

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:02

Mine is only showing leaf at the moment, but I know when it comes into flower it will be worth the wait. Keep feeding and watering, a high potash feed will help(tomato food) and it's been a funny year for temperatures but they always catch up in the end.

Non flowering Calla Lilly

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 14:39

Patience Lynne, patience. Some shoot off, others take their time.

Moving a log pile

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:30

I'd do it now victoria, nothing will be hibernating, and as long as it's in a quiet semi sheltered place it should be fine. I've seen that advice about the bottom layer as well. Apparently it's more beneficial to various beetles. If you have some leaves in Autumn, a covering of leaves adds to the diversity and shelter. As for building it I stack my pile and layer sticks in between the logs. It's always filled with creepy crawlies.

Red Peppers

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:51

Feed with tomato feed instead of miracle grow which is a high nitrogen feed. You need a high potash feed like tomorite.

Honeysuckle buds dry + brown

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:48

What you describe is usually down to lack of water Monika. You say it's well watered and it's in a trough. Containers of any description dry out quicker than the soil, and honeysuckle like a cool root run with plenty of moisture at the roots, a bit like clematis. I'd suspect it not wet enough. A good drench of 4 gallons initially, then 2 gallons every week in a weekly drench should sort it out. Honeysuckle can cope with greenfly attacks if they're in good shape, and mildew/blackspot and the other usual ailments if they're kept moist.

Rose blooms

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:27

Yarrow, I use generic rose feed from Wilko. A generous handful in spring tickled into the soil and watered in, then a small handful after the first flush of flowers, leave it for 4 -- 6 weeks then another small handful. It's all I use in my, and in clients gardens. Container grown roses get the same treatment. A balanced rose fertilizer is all that's needed. If you feed too much you get lots of green growth and fewer flowers, so it's steady feeding really.  In late winter a good mulch of FYM is beneficial as well.

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