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Dave Morgan

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what are they ?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:51

They're dung flies around horse s**t. I don't see them otherwise.

Rats and horse manure

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:42

Never seen rats around manure except on a local farm and they're there for the grain and feed spills.

Strawberry bugs

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 19:16

Springtails aren't harmful tordi. They won't harm your Strawberry's. You soil is maybe a bit wet. Get some grit in there and they'll reduce in number. They are essential for soil health and the microbes within the soil.

Potting on help with so many seedlings!

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:01

Circus, we've all done exactly the same at some point. Too much sown or too much purchased, an every day occurrence. You've potted from plugs into 9 cm pots, it'll take a good while before the plugs roots fill a 9 cm pot, it's then you might think about panicking. There's no rush to pot on, do it when the plants need it, not on a scheduled basis. Pots are relatively cheap and you can get them almost anywhere, and although it's a bit cool right now in a few weeks it'll be warmer and many can go outside. You may find some of the plugs will be big enough to plant, but others won't. 

As sergeant Wilson used to say 'Don't panic'. You may not make the same mistake again, on the other hand, your enthusiasm may.


Recommendations for Rose food

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:09

Most of the rose foods come from the same manufacturer so all I look for is extra magnesium. A well fed and watered rose will be stronger and more able to cope with any disease thrown at it. Mulching after feeding helps as well.

Digging bog gardens

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 18:54

Fishy bog gardens are exactly what you quite rightly guessed. No dig. Bogs rely on no disturbance of the bed conditions. That way they thrive. Dig them and the whole structure changes as will the plants that rely on those specific conditions.

screening following removal of conifers

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:44

Well the prunus would give you everything you're looking for and they can be quite fast. You can buy larger specimens from specialist growers as well. Plus they are easy to prune and keep under control.

Greenhouse advice

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:28

If your garden is exposed and gets lots of wind you'd need a solid base. If it's not the aluminium bases are perfectly acceptable.

New turf problems

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:13

I'd be patient for a while in that case Mark. It won't be too long before we're begging for rain. Let it drain and keep off it. I wouldn't put any sand down. See of the worms can open up the soil below. You're better off waiting for now. It will settle.

Tree Peony Disaster

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:56

Tree peonies will send up new shoots from the base. If it's planted properly the graft will be below the ground and new growth will come. The broken stem won't put down roots. Is it a Chinese or Japanese tree peony? Not that it makes much difference properly planted they are quite hard to kill.

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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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Plant ID

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Citrus resurrection

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ID please

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Shrub/Tree ID please

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