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Dave Morgan

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What is it?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:57

Looks like wild damson to me.

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:51

Regard it as therapy, a difficult day with the family can be solved in the garden.

Rose Health

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:49

Pilgrims thats magnesium deficiency a general rose feed will sort that or epsom salts and a good mulch with FYM.

Willow Tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:25

Willow can be coppiced so pruning it will make it bushy although it won't last long in a pot. It needs moisture and a good root run.

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:22

Oh well, next year you should be ok, you'll get new growth in the next few weeks and some flowers, they don't mind a haircut and they are tough.

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:57

Rosemummy, is your honeysuckle dry at the roots? Soak it regularly and mulch it, honeysuckle will recover from black spot and mildew, it just needs moisture and in this weather the ground is drying out very quickly. I soak mine once a week and keep the roots shaded, works every time, no need to spray.

garden patio advice

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:51

If your'e gardening on a slope getting the levels right is priority. You have to consider what sort of soil your'e laying on top of. Does it need a base, i.e. hardcore. If it does a 2-4 inch base of hardcore followed by a 2 inch level of sharp sand mixed with concrete 3 parts sand to one cement. If your soil is stable you won't need hard core, although if your'e putting in different levels, it's advisable. You also need to include a very slight slope on the slabs for run off, otherwise any rain will have nowhere to go.

Plant food

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:40

I use liquid seaweed throughout the growing season along with what Yviestevie has suggested. All fertilizers are pretty good these days, you'll get to have a preference like the rest of us. It's what works for your situation that's important.

Whetman Pinks

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:36

Pink are fairly easy Maxine, they like good drainage so as long as you pot into a mix of compost and sharp sand or grit 50/50, your'e doing them no harm. Feeding with a high potash feed like tomato feed or something like liquid seaweed, will see good results.

Solomon's Seal and Sawfly AND Geraniums with leaves eaten

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:36

Have you tried nematodes?

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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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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