Dave Morgan

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Wild Flower Meadow

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 11:20

Having created wildflower beds and meadows for clients, I've found the best way so far is clearing the ground in early spring with weed killer. After a week the weeds will have absorbed the weedkiller and I dig it over as preparing for a new lawn. Rake to a fine tilthe and then sow your preferred seed mix. Lightly raking the seed into the soil. A good watering and then let it get on with it.


 This was done in a prepared bed and is still in flower now. It has already self seeded and will be cut in a few weeks time.

Dogs and Manure

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:57

I used to have spaniels, to them, horse manure, fresh, was a doggy delicacy as was the odd fresh bit of cat poo. Not to my taste. especially when they came to you afterwards expecting to lick you stupid! I could never deter them as they found it long before I was close to spotting it.

Getting desperate after 8 years.... WISTERIA, help please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 16:32

No you don't leave them, cut them back to 3 leaf axils. One of my clients has two huge wisteria's takes me 2 days to do the pruning on it.

useful non- gardening tools.

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:15

Pallet knife for close quarter hoeing. Get's into tight spots where a hoe can't go. Also good for getting between slabs before re pointing.

How much to charge...

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:15

£3 for the small ones, £5 for the large ones.

Uploading pics

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:10

Yes I finally got a pic on here, but I think it may be to do with bandwidth problems or a combination of both. Still got there in the end!

summer pruning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:04

Rosemummy, if you've got new shoots low down, you'll get flowers in the next few weeks. If you feed now make it a small feed, not strong, just enough (dessert spoon is enough).  Cutting back the top growth will make it flower more quickly. Then do as obelixx suggests, weather dependent of course.

Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 17:03

Just take a woody root and pop it in some MPC and water it. It will produce a plantable new plant within a few weeks.


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:44

Do you cut it straight or at an angle gerryk? If youv'e cut it straight thats probably the reason you have no bottom growth. Cut it back as Lyn has suggested and in future cut it so it's wider at the bottom than the top. Privet like light so a good 4 inch difference  between the width at the top and the width at the bottom will sort it out. A good feed and watering in spring will encourage the new growth.

Idea's Please

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:36

Thanks peeps interesting idea!

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Grass ID. I hate them personally.

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ID's please

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Font changed?

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Apple rust

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Where are the videos on propagating

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID please

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I won't be using the forum for a while

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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