Dave Morgan


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Planting Bare root trees

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:05

Get them in the ground asap. Even though the wrong time of year you couldn't store them. Keep them well watered over the summer as well. A good drench weekly, maybe twice weekly if it's warm.

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 21:08

Well just seen next forecast. Everyone is going to get nice warm and sunny weather.

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:56

I feel sorry, well not really, for folks in the eastern half of the UK. You usual enjoy the sort of weather we having been having here in MidWales . 19 - 23 degrees sun nice cooling breeze. Usually it's the other way round so quit moaning. The boots on the other foot for a change and I have no sympathy whatsoever.

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 08:16

Daisy type flowers are best. Hoverflies need easy access to nectar and above all a wildlife friendly garden with plenty of habitats, wood piles, some bare earth for basking and nesting and nectar plants that go throughout the year especially late in the year and early. It's basically planting for pollinators. My garden is well drained, sometimes too well drained and west facing and on hot days it bakes but planting for my conditions has worked better than I could have ever hoped for. So a succession of daisy family flowers thrive and the air is always filled with insects visiting them. I have noticed in other gardens I work in that a lack of habitats just encourages the various sap sucking insects to attack any young growth and I'm constantly spraying or trying to encourage clients to provide habitats and suitable plants to reduce the damage. So plant for pollinators.

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 07:53

Well I never let a lupin even get to the point of setting a seed. I've found they're far less prone to attack if you remove the heads promptly.

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 21:53

Just as an add, the red one I had last year is just showing this evening. It's now pink!

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 20:13

Reversion.

How often to feed roses?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 20:12

Standard practice after the first flush of flowers geum. If theyre repeat flowerers theyl come again. Second flush is never as good but almost. I mulch and water as well.

Something eating my Cecile Brunner

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 15:34

Yes they do. Bug clear again seems to work.

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 15:33

Personally I like it. It certainly makes a difference IMHO .

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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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ID please

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