Dave Morgan

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Pelargonium cuttings

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 15:28

Pelargoniums root best in compost straight from the bag. I never water them until they start to grow and then from underneath and it 100% successful.

climbing roses sucker/planting question

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 22:06

Oh yes. Mine is 20ft and covered in flowers right now, however get the support framework in place as soon as you plant it. They are very vigorous and can spread as wide as they are tall. Can't stress that enough.

climbing roses sucker/planting question

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 16:43

Oh and don't cut anything else!!!???!!

climbing roses sucker/planting question

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 15:40

Sanjay they aren't suckers they're next year's flowering stems! When you bury a union it encourages dormant buds to emerge producing new stems and that especially applies to climbers. You have to let them grow until they are quite firm and green before tying them in to the support. If you try too early they snap as they're brittle. Keep the union buried and wait for more growth.

Bee & Butterfly Friendly Plants

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 15:34

If you go to the RHS website they have a PDF file you can download which contains so many plants you'll he spoilt for choice.

New clematis and climbing rose

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 16:13

Lilysilly, they would be fine together. Princess Diana is a group 3 Clematis which you cut back hard in spring. Ramblers are pruned after flowering, usually mid summer, so NOT pruned at the same time, and as its pretty thornless it'll easily pull out the spent stems. It may be a slight tangle in spring but by then the old clematis stems are easily removed. 

Sharpening tools...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 18:55

You can buy a 6 in 1 hand held tool, think it's spear and Jackson from wilko. I use it all the time AND it works well. Think it's about £6.

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 09:11

Ok logging out for 48 hrs.

Planting Bare root trees

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:05

Get them in the ground asap. Even though the wrong time of year you couldn't store them. Keep them well watered over the summer as well. A good drench weekly, maybe twice weekly if it's warm.

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 21:08

Well just seen next forecast. Everyone is going to get nice warm and sunny weather.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

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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