Dave Morgan

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Identification of Peony

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:40

I think I'd keep it well mulched with some farm yard manure and watered. Positions against fences and walls can create a rain shadow, so some tlc should give you a better display next year. Put any plant supports in in the autumn, so come spring the plant can grow up through it.

Weedkillers for weeds under mature trees, to leave trees unaffected..

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:24

Glyphosate when used correctly won't harm the roots or bark of any tree. If you keep the spray directed towards the weeds you trees will be fine. Glyphosate breaks down on contact with the soil. 

Identification of Peony

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:17

How deeply is it planted Dean and is it in shade. Both can cause what you describe,

Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:12

Can you post a picture David and tell us where it's planted and how you planted it. Click on the green tree icon above the dialogue box to post a pic.

New house, new garden & a novice

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:42

2. Mint

6. Lemon Balm

Do you want it all gone or just bits of it as you have some nice shrubs there. It's a pity to waste them as you'll get some lovely displays from them.

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:12

Is it dry at the roots Billie Jean? Honeysuckle is a wood land plant that likes moist roots in shade. I think I'd water it thoroughly give it a light feed and provide some shade at the roots for this year then in spring next year give it a haircut and do the same, moisture and shade. I'd check for aphids as well and spray with dilute washing up liquid.

Cherry Problem

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:06

You've got cherry fruit drop. There are a number of causes. See the link below to the RHS for advice. Nothing you can do about it or little at least as it is probably due to the wet winter we have had.


Identification of Peony

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:02

Could be 'Nancy Nicholls', you can wire supports for the bushy types of plant which need staking. They're readily available at GC's or online or you can make your own. 

Plant ID please should be easy

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 15:57


Lilac troubles

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:41

That doesn't classically fit any of the diseases lilac suffer from at this stage. I think I'd pick off the affected leaves and spray with a fungicide as a precaution. Give it a feed and some tlc and see how it goes.

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