Dave Morgan

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Gigastic disappointment

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 15:33

Yes sorry keen definitely echinops.

What's eating my Zinnias

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 15:24

Slugs and snails will make a meal of zinnias as well.

When to take cuttings from Hydrangeas

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:37

Hydrangea cuttings are easy Elizabeth. You can take softwood, semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings. Personally I like softwood cuttings for hydrangea, so as soon as you have enough new growth go for it. I do use hormone rooting powder for them.

Plant ID

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:24

Far more likely to be penstemon looking at the thickness of those woody stems.

Lilly beatles

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:05

Well so far I've squished 3 or 4 a day and I only have a few Lillie's but I've never had so many beetles.

Oleander problemp

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:39

Prof although i don't grow them personally one of my clients has a good number, potted and kept frost free over winter. Every spring there is some dieback or leaf loss. All I do is water and feed them and they quickly perk up and put on new growth. They like rain rather than tap water and sun. I see yours are in the garden so I'd cut out the dead and feed.

plant id please

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:33

Yes they're classed as weeds, they self seed like nothing so they're always somewhere.

Help me identify

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:26

Yes looks like aquilegia vulgaris nice but as kitty says self seeds like a maniac and not as colourful as the cultivar's.

plant id please

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:23

Could be one of the speedwell's.

New wild flower garden

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:10

Hi Emma, wildflower areas aren't an easy option for any garden. I've done quite a few now for clients and the work involved is similar to that in preparing ground for a lawn. Wildflowers as ladybird has said need sun and mostly open ground to do well. Under trees isn't a really suitable area. Some of these mixes in GC's won't contain wildflowers which would suit that situation anyway and to be honest they aren't that good either. Decent seed suppliers have better mixes which obviously cost more but the results are better in my opinion. Much of what grows in woodland is quite specific in terms of conditions. If I were you I'd be inclined to get a list of the sort of woodland plants you want and then go for either potted or plug plants and do it that way. That way you get half decent plants that are far more likely to establish and multiply on their own. Yes the initial cost would be higher but in the long term it would be an investment, as once established it would require little or no maintenance.

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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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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Plant ID

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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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ID please

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Colder weather on the way

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Shrub ID please

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