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Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Pruning Wisteria

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 17:26

Passionate, you can be harsh with Wisteria, hard pruning actually stimulates the growth, just do it in winter.

sweet peas

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 22:44

You never let sweet peas set a pod, pick the flowers frequently, at the moment I am picking mine almost daily they are flowering so prolifically. They like lots of water and food and as your'e giving it to them, it's difficult to know what your'e doing wrong apart from not picking them often enough. Once they set a pod it's like a switch goes off and they look ragged. I saw Monty Don say pick once a week, but I'd disagree, pick daily or every few days.

Does my rose need moving

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:27

Meomye, what sort of roses did you plant as it does make a difference what you can do. It does seem a bit late but exactly when did you plant them. Some roses take more time than others to settle. Position and soil conditions can a make a difference moisture levels as well. I plant roses for clients all the time and I plant them all in exactly the same way, but the rates of growth all vary, especially those planted in the previous year. I wouldn't move it now, it'll cause it too much stress. Being patient with plants is something I have to stress with clients all the time, shrubs and perennials aren't like bedding  and expectations can a bit high. I'd err on the side of caution myself, leaving it and keeping it well watered as lack of water in the first year is often the cause of most problems with new roses.

Sowing perennial plants

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:49

You can sow almost anything now holliehock, however, it will take months for them to grow sufficient root systems to plant them out and survive the winter. I have sowed lupin, sweet william, coreopsis and a few others, but most won't be planted out till spring unless I can get them up to scratch by September. Some years I'm lucky and get them in, other times they have to wait till spring. It does depend on weather and good growing on techniques.  I do have space which is an advantage as overwintering young plants can be problematic. If you aren't in a hurry and don't mind losing a few plants it is fun, economical and gratifying raising your own plants. Even if you have a disaster what's the price of a packet of seed and some compost. 

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:48

More gardening.

Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:47

You can't expect the BBC to listen to the public, so why the surprise. Gardeners are second class citizens.

David austin Roses

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:45

Roses never give of their best in the first year. It takes at least a year to form sufficient root systems to support growth. Katherine has got it right with bare root supplied roses. However, potted roses are usually 2 or more  year old plants and can be a different story. If you want more established roses buy potted especially if patience is not a strong point.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:48

Keep it well watered James. 2 gallons a week.

Honey suckle

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:47

Well that's the usual cause of what your'e describing Cara. Drench with 2 gallons weekly and see if it improves. you can't really over water it, so give it a try.

Honey suckle

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:45

Well that's the usual cause of what your'e describing Cara. Drench it with 2 gallons every week. You can't really over water honeysuckle so give it a try.

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Shrub ID please

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Two ID's please

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