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Dave Morgan

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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.

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:49

Well it's been a beautiful day here in Mid Wales and working in a clients garden has been a joy. One more reason to change career luvmegarden.

Photinia (Red Robin) hedge

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:42

Photinia can take a hard prune Steve it'll come back quite happily. Just feed and mulch after pruning. You don't say what the 'rest' is? Is it the bit you want to prune or something else. A pic would help of anything that looks off.

Ugly patio!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:36

Pinkpepper go have a mooch around the builders merchants they do paviours a heavy duty clay tile that you could set into the 'trough'. From the pic it looked to me as though the bricks were laid onto the slabs. You should be able to buy a mortar mix, bagged, for small jobs like this you can use it for brushing in as well.

Gravel area

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:25

Sensible solution up to a point Julia. What you have to consider is that the water still has to go somewhere. If it's not draining now it still won't drain if you put down gravel, it'll sit just under the gravel. As its a new build I'd ask the builders to return and sort out the drainage issues first. If they install drainage you may be able to have grass. 


Posted: 05/04/2016 at 07:57

Plant vertically Angela, just insert a trowel and pop them in down the side of it. Once you have them they're there for life.

Plant Id Please

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:27

Looks like cowslips.

Bird hunting flies

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:25

Female grey wagtail?

Japanese anenome

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 21:57

No not too late they're just starting to show so will settle quickly.

Ugly patio!

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 21:56

Yes 3 to1 is the best. Before you brush in make sure the channels being filled are damp, a warm day use a watering can not too much water by the time the surface water evaporates you can then brush in without staining the surface.

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