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Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

spring onion seeds

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:27

I've had no problems, all bought from wilko onions everywhere.

Little black white aphids infestation causing black decay

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:24

Depends on how big the elders are. Aphids and blackfly love elder as it's so easy to feed from. Anything like roses will be easy targets if nearby. You can spray with soapy water or go down the natural route and buy in some ladybird and lacewing larvae and ladybirds which are available online. I think I'd start with the soapy water then when the insects arrive let them get on with it. Or as a last resort cut down the elder.

Help re Wisteria support up a brick column

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:12

I'd go with option one, a single stem leading up to the main show above. I'd also seal the exterior of the drilled holes with a waterproof exterior sealant to prevent water getting behind the render. You could add a clematis to hide the stem of the Wisteria, or leave it au natural with trimmed shoots from the Wisteria.  

Name Please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:05


What's wrong with my onions

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:29

Mine which have been well watered, luckily, are looking great. Some top growth has flopped, but they are growing dramatically. One or two are small and getting their skin, but the rest are doing ok.

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:11

Can you take a picture of the whole plant nibblets please, need to see more.

Help re Wisteria support up a brick column

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:36

That looks to be painted pebbledash. You would have to be very careful as pebbledash has a tendancy to come away from the brickwork when the surface is broken. Water will get behind the exterior, which degrades the grip on the brickwork below. I've seen it done successfully using drilled holes larger than needed and with cemented anchors to hold the wire needed. Personally I'd be wary of it. Most anchoring is done straight into brickwork for something heavy like Wisteria. I'd go for a large climbing rose instead, as they aren't as heavy.


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:23

You seem to have three stems there peanuts, cut them back to a leaf axil just below the the bushy growth below. New growth will come from the cuts.

Brassica issue

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:18

Snails or slugs by the sound of it.

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:34

I think I'd go for a potted selection of Canna Lillies. You'll have plenty of good suppliers in London, and I'm sure a local Garden centre will be able to help. It would fit what you require as well, colour, spikes and they look very good in pots. They are frost tender, but in London winter temperatures never get far below freezing, so they could probably stay outside all year. I'll let someone else suggest a shrub. 

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plant ID

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