Dave Morgan

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The Supernatural

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:51

As an ex policeman I have never believed in this subject. Much of what people experience is usually a result of an over active imagination. Even when people experience real events their recall of those events is never accurate and an event witnessed by multiple people will result in a number of differing accounts of the same event. I am however open minded as there is more on this planet we don't fully understand than that we do. So I am neutral on this. I do find some of the TV programmes hilarious however.

Planting camellias in November

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:29

It's still relatively warm. Forecast for the longer term say's it won't get too cold for another month or so so I'd get them in the ground asap. Give it a good mulch over the planting hole at least 4 inches. It should settle fairly well. If you can protect from frost as much as possible over winter that will help.

strange shoots on wet leaves

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 14:11

Could be fairy bonnet fungi. Not an expert though.

Black spots on hydrangea Macrophylla Koria

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:06

I wouldn't do anything. It looks in good health for a young hydrangea. It needs time to establish properly and you won't get the best out of it till next and subsequent years. Many hydrangeas look like that at this time of year especially newly planted one's.

Talkback: Can I reduce a large pampas grass?

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 10:52

Pampas grass can be a double edged sword. The only way to reduce the spread, which is the usual issue is to physically dig it out. Tough job but often necessary.


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 15:33

Having googled it it seems the more accepted approach seems to go down the organic route. Proper lawn care regimes and appropriate feeding at the correct times. Garlic drenches and neem oil applications. Some try moss killers as well.

Being as more people are going in the organic route it does make sense to try those treatments first. Chemicals often cause more damage in the long run and good soil health is essential for good plant growth.

Lawns are often where these options clash but I find personally good lawn care in the first place means there is nothing more to do than feed it twice a year.

Plant I.D's

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 20:39

For 6 its a heleianthus although don't don't ask which one. It's not lemon queen but there are hundreds of them.


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 17:07

They should be fine as long as you keep them dry.

Strangled my wisteria!

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 17:03

No probs hosta

Autumn leaves

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 17:01

Chrissy best way with wet leaves is to blow them into corners or piles then Barrow them. Suction is only good for dry leaves. Doesn't matter if it's petrol battery or electric and the bags on the machines are so small you spend more time emptying them than gathering the leaves. It's a slow laborious job it's all I'm doing at the moment as well in 4 different gardens between half and one acre. She has to spend the money and be convinced that the mould is a valuable resource for her garden. 

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