Dave Morgan

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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.

What is this?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:40

Not sure but it might be one of the Datura family.

Geranium patricia

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:25

I have Patricia, it's taken 2 years to settle properly but I reckon it'll take another year to get to its full potential and I have the perfect conditions for it.

What type of Penstemon is this?

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 08:53

I have this penstemon, it's heavenly blue.

when and how to mow a newly seeded lawn

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 08:44

Lee you usually wait till the grass is about 3 inches tall then mow on a high setting. You need to keep it on a high setting for about a month if not longer to allow the new grass to form a decent tight root system. Unfortunately it's all weather dependent so I couldn't give you an idea as to when you can lower the cutting height.

Shallot Infestation

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:18

I'd say wireworm being the culprit. As Bob said hygiene and rotation of crops are the best solution. Wireworm can persist though for more than the usual 3 year cycle from memory. I think the old advice was leave the affected area free from vulnerable crops for 5 years. 

Plant identification

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 18:48

Not one for my garden me thinks.

Mushrooms Growing On My Lawn

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:58

You can try to improve the drainage by spiking and brushing in grit. It helps bit it won't stop it.

Iris rules

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:55

Well this is going against the grain. I have a yellow flag iris not planted by me growing on a dry sunny bank and its going mad multiplying every year with more and more flowers. I haven't the heart to digit up.

What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:50

Weeds in mine, everything is out and planted.

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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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Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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