Dave Morgan

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wisteria sinensis

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 15:49

Cherry, yes they follow the flowers so they should be well out by now.

Dying front garden hedge

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:11

Rebecca that is dieback. The brown patches won't regrow. All you can do I let the green parts of the hedge grow and hope it covers the dead areas. Although looking at it you may have to replace it altogether. Tip, hedges need cutting wide at the base, narrow at the top. Bad cutting will lead to dieback and the hedge has been badly cut.

Philadelphus manteau d'Hermine - looking poorly (with pic)

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:06

Liz, try scratching the bark see if it's green underneath. It really should have settled by now .

Is this a weed and how to treat?!

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:04

If it's deep within mixed borders you can use glyphosate dabbed onto the leaves, using the roundup sticks. It is a pain to get rid of, but persistence is key. My garden used to be over run with it but I only get the odd bit now and it's rapidly treated.


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 07:59

Sorry Katie, the answer is not a lot. Camelias just do this. A good yearly feed and good watering (rain water) may help.

Rosemary bettle... Need a rethink

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:15

Julie, the best tip I can give you is dig a hole, fill it with sharp sand and grit, then plant the rosemary. Mine are pruned annually  back from 5 ft to 3ft. Full sun, very sharp drainage and I've never seen a rosemary beatle on a strong plant.

rose issues

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:10

Peter, I planted one last year for a client. This spring growth was a bit whippy. I've since pruned it hard, and I mean hard, right back to a few inches and mounded soil over the union. Since then it's produced some lovely strong new stems, strong thick, and to be honest quite gorgeous to behold. I'd prune it hard and wait. A good feed, water and mulch will all help as well. I'm in the process of renovating all her roses and hard pruning to encourage the new stems is fail safe IMHO. Roses need tough love.

Pinch and zoom on mobile devices

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:03

Yeah great but I still can't upload a picture.

Progress update

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:23

It's nice to have pinch and zoom, but I still cant upload a picture!

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:21

I dont know if it helps but I grow so many plants for hoverflies that I rarely suffer from green/white or whatever fly in my garden. I've seen so many ladybirds this year as well. Although I'm not an organic gardener I do find the predator approach works well for me.

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