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Dave Morgan

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:36

 My Garden August 2013

 My garden June 2014.

Still a long way to go but getting there.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:28

I'd leave the rose till spring, just make sure it's staked against any wind we have this winter. As for the camellia, they are pruned after flowering. Camellia can take a hard prune, but you pay the price with fewer flowers the following spring. If it's competeing against a conifer, I'd consider removing the conifer, if practicable.


Convolvulus cneorum pruning.

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:24

If you have a cold frame, you may just be able to get away with semi hardwood cuttings. They should take if the weather doesn't get too cold too soon. Convolvulus are usually pruned after flowering in spring so it's really too late now. They are quite like cistus, and don't like being cut back into old wood. I'd take the cuttings and wait till   after flowering in spring before pruning it.

Leaf Mould

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:58

I wouldn't put any diseased leaves into a compost bin, that is unless you are 'HOT''composting.. Normal compost bins don't get hot enough to kill the spores responsible for the disease.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 13:57

3 could be  geranium rozanne, the last one may well be sanguineum.

what fruit and veg to grow

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 21:14

Winter onions. Is it out in the open or is it a GH?

Hydrangea Pruning

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 21:13

What type of hydrangea is it?

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:11

Oh good fishy, I'm not an unreasonable person, but people don't understand that we are here only through nature's good graces, and we mistreat it at our peril. We all, whatever our species, need to respect our place on a planet that is under huge stress by the activity of the dominant species. Much could be done to redress the balance but indifference and self interest dominates. I do not wish to see the future of my children and theirs leave a legacy that may be difficult or impossible to recover from.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:22

Fishy maybe humans should be culled instead, not sparrowhawks. Nature was here long before us and will be here long after us. Human beings are more of a plague on nature than nature upon human beings.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:20

Then don't watch Lyn.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

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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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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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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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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