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Dave Morgan

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Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 20:05

i have heard of it carper, but not used it. As I remember, you get the vit C powder and and you can either dilute in water, and dip, or dip straight in the powder.

Think I'd prefer the dilute method as most vit c supplements out there are very strong.


Colder weather is coming!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 20:02

Forgot the link !

Colder weather is coming!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 20:01

Can I take this opportunity to recommend the following website for the weather conscious gardeners out there.

It is the best I have come across although if anyone has better I would gladly look at it.

It does help me to prepare, and I would rather be safe than sorry.

It has predicted the last wet period, and last years hot spell and cold spring.

Just see if you find it useful

Good luck to all

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 13:54

Dog run is a definite, sow grass seed for shade, then shade tolerant plants for the borders.

ph test kit for the soil, or use the rhs website for soil type in your area.

most web retailers have advice for what to plant and where given the conditions, the rhs is the best, then its just the hard work of creating it.


I need your help!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 13:40

Why do i want to help wildlife?

Just seeing all the creatures which thrive in a wildlife friendly garden come and go is sheer delight.

It's not difficult, so why not do it.

We all benefit from it.

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 13:35

Me too verdun, plants being delivered, cold frame full to bursting, looking at the seed catalogues, planning the hanging baskets and veg plot, no greenhouse so sorting what to buy for outdoor cultivation.

Spending far too much money, but hey, life is short so I'll enjoy it whilst I can.

You are not alone!

Wildlife friendly

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:08

Try the RHS website for your plants, then go to the plant suppliers, most websites have wildlife friendly sections especially the better ones, crocus/mr fothergills/ thompson&morgan/ suttons/marshalls.

A mixture of low growing shrubs and perennials, clematis, grasses, the odd structural plant to give variation.

The plant selections are endless, the links below to the rhs give a list of year round plants to choose from so you can encourage pollinators year round.

A small pond will encourage wildlife.

try the rspb see link.

GW wildlife gardening section for other ideas.

There are buckets of information on the web as well as many books available.

The best advice I can give is to tackle it one step at a time, maybe start with a small pond first (it can be tiny), then go on to plants.

A small plan will help to define any ideas you have.

Best of luck.

HydrAngea macrophylla pink care

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:44

It's in pruning group one, see the link to the rhs

As for feeding, I'd just give it a small feed and refresh the top of the potting mixture.Too much feed and all you'll get is loads of new green and no flowers. It's still a bit early so leave till it starts showing signs of growth. Position is fine.

Rose ID

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 23:13

best get a close up of the flower head, most of david austins have very good pictures of the heads, should be easy then.

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 23:09

which way does all this face?

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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