Dave Morgan

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Help needed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:53

Not a bad rate of response, all in  3 mins!

Help needed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:51

Top is lychnis coronaria, bottom is nigella, or love in a mist.

Help with name of these two plants

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 17:03

2 looks like one of the shrubby honeysuckles.

Beginner: new home, garden needs TLC

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:39

1. Corkscrew Hazel 

2. You have a phormium which the long strap like leaves, to its right is pieris.

3. The large leaves are a hosta, the sword shaped leaves are crocosmia. The pale leaves belong to a sorbaria.

4. Scrape up the slate chips and lay a double thickness of weed membrane and the put them back.

The blue one is another hosta and to its right is another Acer (Jap maple). 

You've inherited some very nice plants. I can't enlarge some of the pics, but you also have some dwarf conifers and I really don't know those.

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. 

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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

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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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Heliotrope Pet danger

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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