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Latest posts by Dave Morgan

smoke bombs for greenhouse

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:42

It's always best to clean a greenhouse. A mild solution of bleach will do the job, then if you want you can use a sulphur candle as well. It's the start of spring so no real need for bubble wrap now, do that next autumn if you've got things to over winter.

Grass cuttings

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:35

Grass seed isn't that expensive emma. Leaving clippings in an area won't give you new grass, but it may improve the soil. If you want grass in the shaded area, buy seed suitable for shaded area's. It's widely available (amazon), and sow the area. Now is the perfect time to start and if done properly you could have a lovely grassy area by mid summer.

Best plants for clay

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:43

Roses love clay, most of the gardens I work in are on clay, roses are wonderful, although black spot can be a problem.

Can You Help Identify?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 20:39

3rd is a Hebe although which one I don't know.

......the good guys

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 20:35

I want to add Jane Lane Nurseries off Amazon. Bought a total of 21 bare root perennials from them. The root systems were amazingly good and they are all growing away very strongly. I was buying most for some of my customers. Some were easy to split and take cuttings from. Very good quality although the range is small.

New to gardening

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 13:14

Yes lay a membrane before laying bark on top, which is suitable, and yes and nematodes are available and can be used.

Ribes speciosum

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:30

It's pruning group 2 Nut so I'd prune like any spring flowering shrub. If your'e in doubt why not ask the RHS team.


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:23

Thats where your'e going wrong Verdun, they are desert plants and should be left totally alone being baked by the sun. They don't like good soil or water.

Azalea & Rhododendron

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:16

Micheal have a look a the website link below. It tells you which plants are poisonous.

To be honest, my kids were let loose in the garden and ate, chewed, sucked and generally misbehaved with everything there. They all survived and are now bigger than me and my OH and healthy as anything. It's extremely rare for any child to be poisoned in a garden, they are more likely to be admitted to hospital from what we keep in the house, which we as adults are supposed to control. 

Let them get dirty and let them explore, they'll grow up healthier for it. You made it didn't you, so did your parents and their parents before you.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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Compost Advice

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Funny Wildlife

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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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