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Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:37

It depends how many aluminium pans you eat Dove.

Advice on what to do with existing turf bed before laying new ornamental turf

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:35

Well if it's a permeable membrane, there's no real need to remove it. That is as long as you have sufficient depth of soil above it. It's just a case of laying a new lawn. As you've done it before you know how. It won't settle much due to the membrane.

Advice on what to do with existing turf bed before laying new ornamental turf

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 16:15

Old laid membrane is a pain to remove, it tears. If I understand properly what you've outlined you'll be laying on top of an existing lawn. Are you laying synthetic turf or the real thing?

Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 16:07

Basically no. Aluminium doesn't corrode.  

Hiring a lawn scarifier

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 16:05

If the soil is baked hard, then get your fork and push it in at an angle of 45 degrees and lift the turf till the soil cracks. This is about an inch or two. It allows air into the soil and improves drainage. Combine that with the sharp sand treatment and it will improve.

Desirable For Employers?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:45

I'd get the small business management one personally. If your'e going into any form of horticulture business skills will be very useful especially if you want to set up on your own.

Gathering seeds etc from the flowers in my garden

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:39

Lucy you can chop the geranium with a spade no problem, but they pull apart quite easily or use a sharp knife. You can split the vinca in a similar way. I think there is a section on splitting perennials in the how to section. I know there's advice on cuttings there as well.

Hiring a lawn scarifier

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:34

If it's that bad improve the drainage, that's your best chance of ridding yourself of the moss.

Perfect lawns are hard work, scarify spike, brush in sharp sand, reseed. It can take a year or two or more depending on what sort of ground you have. It's a labour of love or hate depending on your point of view.

Moss loves moisture and shade, so solve those problems before hiring a machine.

Strawberrys Second Year

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:30

I'd just wait a while Ben. When you see the new growth really starting to come up, then just trim back the affected leaves.

Gathering seeds etc from the flowers in my garden

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 13:49

Sorry LucyL, but almost everything you mention is propagated by cuttings or splitting. The geranium will seed but again it's easier to split them.

Most of the things on the seed swap thread are left overs from bought seed.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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New Pots in bags

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Compost Advice

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Funny Wildlife

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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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