Dave Morgan

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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. 

Strangled my wisteria!

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 16:47

Hosta is partially right(no offence hosta), if you start to train the three stems you'll end up with three growing points. Apical dominance will mean the two extra stems will then be the main growing points whereas you really need to encourage the main growing point from the original stem first. You don't prune the main stem at all, leave it alone as when the two other stems are taken out the main stem will take over. When you get the new growth next spring then train to the horizontal although in my experience all you need to provide is the framework and the wisteria will almost do it by itself.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 21:38

Duetzia longifolia veitchii !!!!!!

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 21:32

Might have to ask the experts its giving me a senior moment!

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 21:29

Stems are woody zero colour.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 20:16
Not weigela know those too well.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:14

Second one  is unlike any Philadelphus  I've seen before. I wondering if it could be a duetzia of some description. Thanks for the first one but the silvery leaves threw me completely when I was looking at it.

yew hedge

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:09

Sam yew can be planted quite close together  so it just depends how wide your border is. The advantage with yew over other conifers is that they can be very close pruned to no more then 10-12 inches in depth. They are shallow rooted and although your border will be quite close they don't completely drain the soil of moisture or nutrients like leyllandii does. Have you thought of a wildlife hedge?

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 17:58


 Two id's please.

Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 17:50

Victoria that new growth at the base will form a new plant so yes prune back hard. Yes plant it asap it should have a good root system and the soil is still quite warm. Add some root grow and bonemeal to the planting hole. It should get going next spring.

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