Dave Morgan

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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.

Apple tree not faring too well

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 07:42

It's probably got apple scab, a fungal disease. There's a lot of it about this year. The woolly stuff is probably woolly aphids. Pruning apples will hold back fruiting especially if it's hard pruned and or done at the wrong time or incorrectly. Pansy is on the right track.

flowering shrub with upright growth

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 16:51

Duetzia, ceanothus which is evergreen there's a huge range to choose from.

Fuchsia Gall Mite

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:49

Don't think there's much you can do Steve. I'd buy new next year and hopefully they'll be free of them. There are some good fuchsia nurseries about. They'll be easy to replace.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:58

Stachys byzantina.

Summer prune overgrown rose bush?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:51

Overgrown roses are easily dealt with MatillyC. Start by looking for dead wood and cut that out at the base. Then stand back and have a look. It may be a queen Elizabeth from your description, a picture would confirm it. You can reduce height now if you wish, by a third back to an outward facing bud. Take out any damaged and crossing stems as well. Then take another look. It'll look better and then I'd leave it alone for now. In spring you can hard prune it to a simple 3 stems. However saying all this if it is a queen Elizabeth it'll shoot away next year as they're vigorous shrub roses. But at least you'll have some control from the outset next year.

Honeysuckle problem

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 17:02

Arty, water it copiously. Honeysuckle need moisture at the roots, they rarely need any feeding and leaf discolouration and leaf drop are a sign of lack of water. All feeding does is induce stress as they can't take up the nutrients due to lack of moisture. A happy honeysuckle has wet feet.

Help! Garden re-design, bind weed and turfing!

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 13:35

There isn't a weedkiller that'll work underground. You'd be best advised to wait, let the bindweed grow, then treat. Bindweed in lawns will be kept under control by regular mowing which will eventually starve it. In beds let it grow and treat as it emerges. If you have a bit of patience itll be worth it in the long run.

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