London (change)
Today 25°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 16°C

Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Honeysuckle Problem

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 15:43

Honeysuckle does go leggy John no matter what variety you have. You can prune them hard in spring, this means new growth from the bottom, but it's often worth it to refresh the plant. When and if you do give it a good mulch of FYM and keep it well watered, they're woodland plants so like plenty of moisture at the roots, so a good soak once a week will keep it healthy.

Any idea what this is please

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:36

It's a perennial, but as for hardy, no idea.

can i put these in my compost bin?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:56

Yes Jason it is. The fir tree will provide the brown material, the rest will rot down over time.

Any idea what this is please

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:38

Salvia Dominica or Dominica Sage, apparently has healing properties.

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:25

Looks like one of the euphorbia's, although which one I don't know. I'm sure Dove will know.

pruning a winter flowering vibernum

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:10

Pruning now will be fine adamadamant, you may lose some flowers for next year, but by the sound of it, you need to take it back as the rose won't be able to compete with it. If when you come to plant the rose, you find lots of roots from the viburnum  then be prepared to put the rose somewhere else as the viburnum will take all the nutrients and the rose will starve.

Clueless new gardener - Caring for plug plants

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:00

Get them outside now electricjo, in a semi shaded position, give it 2 weeks they will be twice as big by then and then give them a weak feed every 2 weeks. Compost will only support a new plant for about a month, by then they have used up any added nutrients. You'll need to repot to a 9cm pot to carry them through till planting out.  Best time to plant all of them is September in their flowering position. By that time they will have a good strong root system and next year you'll have a good show. I wouldn't let them flower this year, cut off any flowering stems, it may seem harsh, but the root system will be better for it. When planting in September add Fish blood and bone to the planting hole. Be patient with them, it's worth the wait.

Pear tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 12:56

Can you post a picture ginnie2?

Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above the dialogue box then you'll get some help.


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 12:48

There may be roots of both honeysuckle and ivy left, so spray them with glyphosate if they reappear or dig them out by hand, otherwise after a refreshand some manure, you should be able to replant straight away.

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 12:45

Net them to stop birds and rabbits, it's relatively cheap and worth it just for the taste.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

Replies: 3    Views: 195
Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 23:10

Clematis for a dry bank

Replies: 6    Views: 288
Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

Replies: 3    Views: 182
Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

Replies: 17    Views: 1419
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
Replies: 8    Views: 469
Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56


Hold in invasive roots 
Replies: 5    Views: 727
Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 20:33
6 threads returned