Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 20:15

One of my clients has one Verdun and so far it stays put. Personally I can't stand it.

working with roses

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:59

Bulkerb, they've yet to make Kevlar gloves. Being a gardener means living with the thorns,stings, cuts and bruises etc as part of the job. Hard hands is the best defence as well as being careful. A bit of pain never killed anyone.

Font changed?

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:18

Is it me or has the font gone all spidery and faint?

Moving roses

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:17

Jan/ Feb and yes cut it back before !moving it. 

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:16

May well be thrips. Most of the off the shelf stuff is suitable.

Pinching lavender plant from seed?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 13:58

I always pinch them at 2-3 inches. You get much bushier plants that way. If you really want to go for it you can pinch the side shoots when they reach 2-3 inches as well. 

Brown worm like marks on cherry tree leaves

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 13:52

Leaf miner maybe.

Fruit Cage

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:06

I had exactly the same situation 2 years ago. Sometimes you have to do what is good for the plants and not what the clients expect. It all works out in the end. Even if they moan or complain it's your job to get the best from what you've been given to work with. And that means making decisions and then telling them you're the gardener and they employ you to get the best from their garden.

Apple tree not faring too well

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 07:42

It's probably got apple scab, a fungal disease. There's a lot of it about this year. The woolly stuff is probably woolly aphids. Pruning apples will hold back fruiting especially if it's hard pruned and or done at the wrong time or incorrectly. Pansy is on the right track.

flowering shrub with upright growth

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 16:51

Duetzia, ceanothus which is evergreen there's a huge range to choose from.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Font changed?

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Apple rust

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Where are the videos on propagating

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID

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Small tree ID please

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Last Post: 16/05/2016 at 19:26

I won't be using the forum for a while

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Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 11:33

Awful new format for forum

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Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 11:37

A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Last Post: 29/04/2016 at 11:50

Heliotrope Pet danger

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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 16:56

Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 15:02

Petition to stop cancelling GW

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Last Post: 20/06/2016 at 09:27

Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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