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Latest posts by Dave Morgan

problems growing echinacea

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:17

All seedlings can get damping off disease, watering from underneath when the compost is fairly dry can reduce the risk. Echinacea isn't usually hard to grow from seed, so damping off could well be the main problem.

Self Seeded Tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:14

Cherry Tree.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:12

Tads, as far as the ceonothus goes, if your'e happy with it's size then just cut off the flowered tips and let it get on with it, if not prune back to about 6 inches from the tip. As for the rhododendron, see the link below to the rhs, it's not difficult and they don't mind a hard prune. 

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:22

To add a pic click on the green tree icon, second from the right on the toolbar above the dialogue box. You'll get an answer very quickly.

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:08

Eleventh Hour, if you pm me your details I can send you some. I have some Sarah Raven seed left over. You''ll have to wait a week as I'm away at the moment, but can dispatch them on my return.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:15

It may take a while to produce any amount of flowers rosemummy, I have the same peony and it's yet to flower properly.

Usual Problem

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:22

Having spent many hours in oil seed rape fields shooting pigeons i can confirm it is an oil seed rape plant.

what caterpillar is doing this and why?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:18

It's not doing any harm to the plant, so it's okay to leave it.

What's in my garden?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 15:04

Don't worry claire27, they won't hatch they are the new foliage for next year.

Leggy Roses, how to resolve

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 15:02

To get to 5 feet they must be shrub roses of some sort. Bare stems are usually due to bad light or bad pruning or both. Next spring if they are pruned properly and fed you may get better results, but light does play a factor in foliage production. As Dove has said a picture of them AND their surroundings will help for more advice.

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plant ID

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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