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Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

garden vacuum

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:22

Get a spring tined rake Voyager, don't waste your money, the exercise will do you good.

Unknown grass

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:20

Looks like couch grass Ryan, mind you let it grow, it might be something of beauty in a few months, bit early really.

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:18

Best hose I have is a non kink hose from Wilko, cheap as chips very high pressure to it, better than the X hose IMHO, I did have one, but the kitten got to it so she punctured it. Some of my clients have them, some good some bad, I don't think the price justifies or lives up to the advertising.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:12

Rose Clear has a certain residual effect and is effective against several common rose problems, but it's a chemical so you have to make the choice and whether or not you prefer that or natural remedies. I find blasting them off with water is equally as good, especially at the bud stage when infestation can be at it's worst. There are other things like garlic spray or best of all encouraging natural predators who can clear a rose of greenfly over a few days. You can buy in lacewing and ladybird larvae and encourage wasps which also take greenfly/blackfly. 

There is NO best care, but a combination of natural is certainly the most effective.

Does this make me a garden snob?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:00

Obviously gone up in the world pootler!


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 15:58

Bamboo will lift concrete alison, the sensible option would be to dig a trench around the main clump and put in a bamboo control system, which stops the roots from running in all different directions. You'll have to dig out the underground roots as far as you can and use glyphosate on any new emerging shots you miss. there is no easy option to this problem.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 15:53

How did you pay for it Jo12? If by credit card you have recourse through disputing the transaction. I't's not topsoil, it's subsoil so not as described. If it's from a garden centre it's their responsibility to rectify the situation so take them a sample as your contract was with them. You can complain to trading standards as well and finally it's a contravention of the sale of goods act, so you will have a recourse in law, so be brave and if gentle persuasion doesn't work go for them. Also if they are on facebook, you can slate them there, its very public and usually the result is quicker than anything else mentioned above. 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 13:32

It's pretty basic Chrissy, chop the leaves and stem off at ground level and put them in a bucket of water, leave for a week or two, usually two in my case strain them off and use the liquid. I dilute mine a bit and compost the leftovers.

Attractive stinging nettles?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 08:52

I grow them in a corner in a pot like mint, it restricts their root run.

flag irises

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 19:47

Contrary to all the written wisdom, mine grow on a dry sunny bank and are flowering well at the moment.

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plant ID

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Cut down Perennial Poppy?

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Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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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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Colder weather is coming!

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