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Dave Morgan


Latest posts by Dave Morgan

harvesting salad leaves

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 21:28

Some are cut and come again, just buy the right seed, and sow plenty of it, my kids love it.

Hibiscus not flowering

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:17

Hibiscus like sun and good drainage, has it got it and have you fed it ever?

Dwarf Marigolds

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:13

Leave them on it's only a few weeks till May by which time you may be able to plant them out.

Pesky squirrels!

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:12

You can buy tree guards from any GC, they wrap around vulnerable trees. Easy to put on and although it won't stop a determined squirrel, it will discourage them.

Help! My Japanese Maple is covered in bugs

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:06

Aphids, use a solution of mildy soapy water or get some ladybird/lacewing larvae as a natural control. The mild weather has helped them breed like nothing I've seen in recent years.

How to prune a climbing rose that's one year old

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:38

Those smaller shoots will grow, so don't take them out. As obelixx says create a lateral frame behind it and tie in those new shoots as they grow bigger. The more lateral they are the more flowering shoots you'll get. I use a wire frame pegged into brickwork, you can get the wire and anchors from Wilko.

Terrible soil conditions - help needed!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:28

You have to live with what you've got. Taking out all the stones will lead to the soil sinking and becoming even more compacted. The best thing is to add body to the soil by adding compost, bought in in your case. You can buy in bulk from your local authority (ton bags if your'e lucky). Add this to the soil, then you can think about seeding or turfing. It's a lot of compost but it's your only option. 

harden off before move to greenhouse?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:05

They'll probably be warmer in the GH than on your kitchen windowsill, especially with all the warm weather we're having, so there's no need to harden off.

Can anyone identify this please?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:29

Looks more like a moss than a grass,and your'e right improving drainage will solve it.

Weeds vs Slabs (pics inside)

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:54

Agree with Ceres, nice strong weedkiller and then see what you've got. Personally I'd replace them, they look very tired and the ivy will have weakened the supporting plinth. So consider removing the lot, budget allowing that is.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 14:08

Uploading pics

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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 17:58

New Pots in bags

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Last Post: 22/01/2015 at 19:00

Compost Advice

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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 12:33

PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 15:06

Plant ID's please

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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 10:23

Two ID's please

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Last Post: 16/12/2014 at 20:42

Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 15:33

Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 21:40

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 23:10

Clematis for a dry bank

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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

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Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56

semi-rigid-plastic-sheeting

Hold in invasive roots 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 20:33
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