Dave Morgan

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Plant identification help please

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:19

It's not dock, but I have no idea .

My flowers ..

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:56

Cambridgerose I think you got what you ordered as that's not Johnson's blue. Johnson's blue has rounder slightly hairy leaves. 

Plant name?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:46

Well it looks like salvia hot lips but I've never seen one that big!

Sweet pea relocation

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 15:56

Personally I wouldn't move them Danielle, especially if they're growing well. You'll just have to train your OH better for next year.

Problem with Honeysuckle

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 15:22

Suzyq, well it's in full sun, they're woodland plants, so do better with partial shade, and I'll bet its dry at the roots. I'd move it personally to a semi shaded position and keep it well watered till well into Autumn. Next year keep it well watered as they do need plenty of moisture at the roots. They're tough old things so it'll do a lot better for a move.

plug plants

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 15:12

Michael, T&M send out plugs raised in hothouses with bottom heat and misting systems. Invariably they have poor root systems as they rush to fill orders. The best way is to pot into 9cm pots any compost will do, water from underneath and keep them sheltered in semi shade or shaded GH. Plugs take 6-8 weeks to form a decent root system especially perennials, which are slower growing than the annual plugs sold. Feed them with a liquid seaweed food which I've found gives a good root system in a reasonable period. Once the roots fill the pot they can go out. I don't know what you've got but T&M usually flog the easy stuff so they'll establish before winter comes. Don't over water, that's the usual cause of plug death and never from above. A tip as to when to water is the weight of the pot. Lighter it is means watering so they can dry out quite a bit before watering.

Abandoned garden

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 14:54

Yann, a mower won't cut long grass. It needs to be strimmed or scythed down to a few inches before using a mower.

Setting sleepers

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 14:51

28bs, with that dimension of sleeper it'll take about 20 years to rot them. All you need is some balast. There's no need for concrete.

Any optimists out there?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:13

July will bring more settled warm weather, there will be rain but not on the scale we've seen so far. Patience people patience. Goods things come to those who wait. At least we won't have a hosepipe ban.

New rose wilting extremely fast?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 08:54

Craigh, rose flowers don't last long, the flowers were probably going over when you bought it. It's nothing serious. The priority is to get it into its flowering position asap. Soak the pot in a bucket of water before planting, roses need large quantities of water at the best of times and potted roses on sale are often never watered properly by the sellers.

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