Dave Morgan

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New build lawn, white patches, any ideas?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:01

It's probably because the lawn was laid on top of builders waste. If you lift a section and see what's underneath you'll probably find it. Doubtless it'll be a selection of rubble, bricks waste concrete and other detritus left after they've legged it.

Quince pruning

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 17:30

You treat Quince, the fruit variety Cydonia oblonga the same as pear trees. If you look to the RHS for pruning pears it's the same for Quince.

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 20:15

One of my clients has one Verdun and so far it stays put. Personally I can't stand it.

working with roses

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:59

Bulkerb, they've yet to make Kevlar gloves. Being a gardener means living with the thorns,stings, cuts and bruises etc as part of the job. Hard hands is the best defence as well as being careful. A bit of pain never killed anyone.

Font changed?

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:18

Is it me or has the font gone all spidery and faint?

Moving roses

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:17

Jan/ Feb and yes cut it back before !moving it. 

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:16

May well be thrips. Most of the off the shelf stuff is suitable.

Pinching lavender plant from seed?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 13:58

I always pinch them at 2-3 inches. You get much bushier plants that way. If you really want to go for it you can pinch the side shoots when they reach 2-3 inches as well. 

Brown worm like marks on cherry tree leaves

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 13:52

Leaf miner maybe.

Fruit Cage

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:06

I had exactly the same situation 2 years ago. Sometimes you have to do what is good for the plants and not what the clients expect. It all works out in the end. Even if they moan or complain it's your job to get the best from what you've been given to work with. And that means making decisions and then telling them you're the gardener and they employ you to get the best from their garden.

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Water hawthorn control

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Best plant bible

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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 please

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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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