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Dave Morgan

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Have I chosen a duff hydrangea or am I just being impatient?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:44

It's a bit early for paniculata country. They'll kick off properly in a few weeks. If it's a youngish plant it'll take a few years to fully get going, and then look out. Wonderful displays every year.

Young Begonias

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:32

It's still a bit early flowerlover. 


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:25

Looks like a touch of scorch, it'll happen if you're watering from above and then the amplified effect of the sun through the window burns the leaves.

Ugly patio!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:54

Well just dig that small area out and lay some new slabs. You'll need a bed of sharp sand and cement mix 3to1 and it'll look like new. If you try to concrete that small area it will look out of place. Plus it's easier than smoothing concrete, you'll need fewer tools as well. New slabs will give instant results.

To dead head or not to

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:48

Guernsey it was the native daffs they didn't dead head. They seed naturally and will multiply.

Photinia (Red Robin) hedge

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 19:01

Fish blood and bone as a fertiliser, the leaves will rot down, just water it in.

Ugly patio!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:59

You won't be pouring concrete pinkpepper you'll be using a trowel. If it's that wet you've added too much water. You need the consistency of whipped cream, it should sit on the trowel and not slip off.

Gravel area

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 17:16

Most membranes do that anyway Julia. It's best to get a heavy duty membrane if you're placing any depth of gravel. You can buy it from Amazon. If you are experiencing drainage problems it may be worth consulting any solicitors you used. You have to ask yourself the question, would you have bought the house if you'd known there would be drainage issues?

Gravel area

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 16:23

If the drainage is bad they can install land drains, a series of perforated pipes underground. Not complicated but can be expensive and labour intensive.

Wilting lavender - help!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:56

Soak it muma in a bucket the rootball is more than likely dry. These plants in the shops now are a pain, all raised either abroad or in heated, lit,greenhouses. I'd get a bigger pot as well something half an inch to an inch bigger and look to repot it with plenty of grit.

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