Dave Morgan

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what is it..

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 08:46

It's certainly not cannabis, seen too many of those in my time , I'd go with nut, more like a variety of hellebore.

Poppy blight

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:36

Several of my clients have numerous oriental poppies. Just before the start of the recent heavy rain they were all flowering extremely well. Come the rain all are suffering from similar symptoms in the gardens o work in. Last year we didn't have this weather they just took their normal course so I'd have no doubt it's this warm wet weather. Your echninacea looks to be suffering in a similar fashion and that looks like a drainage issue. Luckily for me and I grow about 10 different echninacea, my garden has pretty sharp drainage and mine are all healthy.

Pruning a tree peony

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:27

Nicedavejc, yes you can hard prune them, it's best done in late winter just before bud break. I usually do them in around February. I take out the oldest thickest stems first, any crossing or damaged stems then thin them by a third. Do be aware though they respond after flowering by throwing up a multitude of new growth from the base. 

Help needed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:53

Not a bad rate of response, all in  3 mins!

Help needed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:51

Top is lychnis coronaria, bottom is nigella, or love in a mist.

Help with name of these two plants

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 17:03

2 looks like one of the shrubby honeysuckles.

Beginner: new home, garden needs TLC

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:39

1. Corkscrew Hazel 

2. You have a phormium which the long strap like leaves, to its right is pieris.

3. The large leaves are a hosta, the sword shaped leaves are crocosmia. The pale leaves belong to a sorbaria.

4. Scrape up the slate chips and lay a double thickness of weed membrane and the put them back.

The blue one is another hosta and to its right is another Acer (Jap maple). 

You've inherited some very nice plants. I can't enlarge some of the pics, but you also have some dwarf conifers and I really don't know those.

What are these plants lacking?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:52

It looks like common laurel. They don't need any special conditions they grow almost anywhere and on any type of soil. They certainly don't need a sequestered iron feed. They're obviously relatively newly planted. All they need is weekly watering until they establish, which can take some time. Transplant shock is the probable cause of the leaf discolouration.

What is this?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:40

Not sure but it might be one of the Datura family.

Geranium patricia

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:25

I have Patricia, it's taken 2 years to settle properly but I reckon it'll take another year to get to its full potential and I have the perfect conditions for it.

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Grass ID. I hate them personally.

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ID's please

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Font changed?

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Apple rust

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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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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Heliotrope Pet danger

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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