London (change)
Today 22°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 21°C / 15°C

Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Lewisia snapped away from roots...

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:54

Lewisia  do do that, it's a way of spreading, I find putting the off shoot onto moist compost encourages rooting, they break away extremely easily from the parent plant, and given a bit of tlc they root quite readily. I wouldn't give up on it, sharp drainage 50/50 grit/compost and water well. The technique used for rooting strawberry runners, i.e. pinning it to the compost helps.

A few little ones i need help identifying! Pls

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:48

Looks like either a cacti or succulent, care for them is very similar. I can't provide a name although the link to the rhs below will be helpful.

Pruning advice

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:19

I'd only cut out a third of the flowered branches, it's still quite small and needs to grow a bit bigger, they can be magnificent if given a bit of room and encouragement.

What's wrong with my onions

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:14

Nothing wrong with those, top growth has just become a bit heavy for them, some I planted early look exactly the same, the bulbs will still be growing and the weather has been so hot they may be ripening early. I really wouldn't worry.

spring onion seeds

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:27

I've had no problems, all bought from wilko onions everywhere.

Little black white aphids infestation causing black decay

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:24

Depends on how big the elders are. Aphids and blackfly love elder as it's so easy to feed from. Anything like roses will be easy targets if nearby. You can spray with soapy water or go down the natural route and buy in some ladybird and lacewing larvae and ladybirds which are available online. I think I'd start with the soapy water then when the insects arrive let them get on with it. Or as a last resort cut down the elder.

Help re Wisteria support up a brick column

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:12

I'd go with option one, a single stem leading up to the main show above. I'd also seal the exterior of the drilled holes with a waterproof exterior sealant to prevent water getting behind the render. You could add a clematis to hide the stem of the Wisteria, or leave it au natural with trimmed shoots from the Wisteria.  

Name Please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:05


What's wrong with my onions

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:29

Mine which have been well watered, luckily, are looking great. Some top growth has flopped, but they are growing dramatically. One or two are small and getting their skin, but the rest are doing ok.

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:11

Can you take a picture of the whole plant nibblets please, need to see more.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

Replies: 3    Views: 282
Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 23:10

Clematis for a dry bank

Replies: 6    Views: 316
Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

Replies: 3    Views: 204
Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

Replies: 17    Views: 1622
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
Replies: 8    Views: 500
Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56


Hold in invasive roots 
Replies: 5    Views: 788
Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 20:33
6 threads returned