Dave Morgan


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when and how to mow a newly seeded lawn

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 08:44

Lee you usually wait till the grass is about 3 inches tall then mow on a high setting. You need to keep it on a high setting for about a month if not longer to allow the new grass to form a decent tight root system. Unfortunately it's all weather dependent so I couldn't give you an idea as to when you can lower the cutting height.

Shallot Infestation

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:18

I'd say wireworm being the culprit. As Bob said hygiene and rotation of crops are the best solution. Wireworm can persist though for more than the usual 3 year cycle from memory. I think the old advice was leave the affected area free from vulnerable crops for 5 years. 

Plant identification

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 18:48

Not one for my garden me thinks.

Mushrooms Growing On My Lawn

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:58

You can try to improve the drainage by spiking and brushing in grit. It helps bit it won't stop it.

Iris rules

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:55

Well this is going against the grain. I have a yellow flag iris not planted by me growing on a dry sunny bank and its going mad multiplying every year with more and more flowers. I haven't the heart to digit up.

What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:50

Weeds in mine, everything is out and planted.

Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:57

It takes a good few years before those bulblets will make viable tulips passionate. Considering they're relatively cheap to buy I can't see what you're trying to achieve. I don't lift and store tulips personally. I plant deep, about 8 inches and leave them too it for 3-5 years. I had the best display ever this year so I may have to renew them after next year. Keeping compost is ok as bulbs have all they need to grow within the bulb. Keeping compost for next year seems a bit of a phaff especially as it's relatively cheap these days.

advise needed for sickly rose

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:47

Sanjay watering daily will drown it. Once a week, 2 gallons is !ore than enough. Cut it back hard and wait. It'll be forming a new root system so be patient.

Anyone seen this?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:45

It's a common lizard. It's not a gecko. Widespread in the UK, even in Scotland.

Small tree ID

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 16:48

Oh well a so called fix by the team and repeated installs updating and other tech stuff means I still can't upload a bloody photo. I'm a gardener not a tech wiz.

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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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I won't be using the forum for a while

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Heliotrope Pet danger

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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ID please

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Colder weather on the way

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