Dave Morgan

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What is this grass/weed and how can I stop it taking over my lawn?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 14:04

Sounds like couch grass. You can do either hand weed it out, which isn't easy, or use one of those weed sticks to paint the leaves which will kill the roots. It's fiddly but often it's the best way as the roots are brittle and break easily.

Spiraea Japonica

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:36

I think I'd hard prune it to be honest. They're generally disease free but there's obviously something going on. 

When to water emerging Dahlias

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:36

I'd water and feed them. They're greedy plants and need good quantities of both. 


Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:34

Lantana, if you hard prune photinia you get loads of new growth with all that lovely colour. Same with roses, they love a bit of brutality. Photinia is part of the rose family so require similar treatment.

Spiraea Japonica

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:29

Is the branch damaged ogster? Spirea are tough old things so I wouldn't worry too much. You can hard prune them and they come bouncing back.

Lawn Care & Treatment

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 17:25

Adam the only thing grass needs is nitrogen so growmore would be fine and as fairygirl says a bog standard weed and feed would be more than sufficient. You could try an agricultural supplier for larger quantities. Farmers use tons of the stuff.

Scalping new lawn, upset :(

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 11:30

Mick greens, that's not bad, all you need to do is level out the bumps. You cut a cross with a spade, peel back the turf and remove a bit of soil then firm the turf back in place. Firm it back in place, water and it'll recover well. You did a good job by the way.

Hedging to a disaster

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 11:08

It wouldn't hurt dale.

Poppy seeds or weeds?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:11

Last picture are annual poppies.


Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:06

I've planted over 50 this week in a clients garden, the greenhouse was complaining it was too full. I'm knackered .

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