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Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

lawn repair

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 21:18

Up in Scotland, your'e usually about a month behind in terms of seasons, so spring for you won't really start till April, so buy some patch repair stuff, they all do the same job, so buy it from Wilko's. Scarify the patches and then resow beginning of April if the weather is ok.

Lawn sand or dressing

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 16:26

If you've laid a lawn on clay, even with topsoil on the clay and NOT improved the drainage first your'e going to be in trouble. You'll get hard pan in a good summer. The topsoil will dry out. Just adding lawn sand or dressings won't help anything. 

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 16:21

Thanks Lesley the odd food parcel wouldn't go amiss either!  Poverty is a great excuse!

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 14:58

I haven't got gas, electric a car or even a house, I live in a field! Well that's what I tell them anyway. Have very rare calls from any of them.


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:29

Pick out the germinated seed and return the rest to the fridge. you always want more seedlings than you need in case of losses.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 20:56

Hosta's like moisture get plenty of well rotted manure in the bed then mulch with bark to retain the moisture. Message Hostafan as well, he's the expert, he has a great collection.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 20:53

Find out where he comes in and pee on the area regularly. Foxes don't like human urine.

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 20:51

After the frosts you can cut them back, look awful for a while but feed after pruning and they'll come back. Actually, think I'd move them, they're obviously in a frost pocket, hebe's like a bit of sun.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:55

What exactly do you mean by diseased fruit? Could you describe what it looks like.

Laurel disease?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 23:21

Sorry Abby2, caterpillars, aren't active at this time of year, neither is the Vine weevil. Vine weevil grubs are active at this time of year but they are soil borne larvea. The other pest is the leaf mining moth, again, not active at this time of year.

It's bacterial shot hole, and a minor winter infection.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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New Pots in bags

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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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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 10:23

Two ID's please

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Last Post: 16/12/2014 at 20:42

Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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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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