Dave Morgan

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Any optimists out there?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:13

July will bring more settled warm weather, there will be rain but not on the scale we've seen so far. Patience people patience. Goods things come to those who wait. At least we won't have a hosepipe ban.

New rose wilting extremely fast?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 08:54

Craigh, rose flowers don't last long, the flowers were probably going over when you bought it. It's nothing serious. The priority is to get it into its flowering position asap. Soak the pot in a bucket of water before planting, roses need large quantities of water at the best of times and potted roses on sale are often never watered properly by the sellers.

what is it..

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 08:46

It's certainly not cannabis, seen too many of those in my time , I'd go with nut, more like a variety of hellebore.

Poppy blight

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:36

Several of my clients have numerous oriental poppies. Just before the start of the recent heavy rain they were all flowering extremely well. Come the rain all are suffering from similar symptoms in the gardens o work in. Last year we didn't have this weather they just took their normal course so I'd have no doubt it's this warm wet weather. Your echninacea looks to be suffering in a similar fashion and that looks like a drainage issue. Luckily for me and I grow about 10 different echninacea, my garden has pretty sharp drainage and mine are all healthy.

Pruning a tree peony

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:27

Nicedavejc, yes you can hard prune them, it's best done in late winter just before bud break. I usually do them in around February. I take out the oldest thickest stems first, any crossing or damaged stems then thin them by a third. Do be aware though they respond after flowering by throwing up a multitude of new growth from the base. 

Help needed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:53

Not a bad rate of response, all in  3 mins!

Help needed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:51

Top is lychnis coronaria, bottom is nigella, or love in a mist.

Help with name of these two plants

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 17:03

2 looks like one of the shrubby honeysuckles.

Beginner: new home, garden needs TLC

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:39

1. Corkscrew Hazel 

2. You have a phormium which the long strap like leaves, to its right is pieris.

3. The large leaves are a hosta, the sword shaped leaves are crocosmia. The pale leaves belong to a sorbaria.

4. Scrape up the slate chips and lay a double thickness of weed membrane and the put them back.

The blue one is another hosta and to its right is another Acer (Jap maple). 

You've inherited some very nice plants. I can't enlarge some of the pics, but you also have some dwarf conifers and I really don't know those.

What are these plants lacking?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:52

It looks like common laurel. They don't need any special conditions they grow almost anywhere and on any type of soil. They certainly don't need a sequestered iron feed. They're obviously relatively newly planted. All they need is weekly watering until they establish, which can take some time. Transplant shock is the probable cause of the leaf discolouration.

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Grass ID. I hate them personally.

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ID's please

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID

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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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Plant ID

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