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Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Planting wallflowers in containers

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:12

Split them into single plants and plant 8 inches apart, then water them in . Don't soak the roots, they hate having their feet in water. If your'e planting in containers add some grit and reduce the planting distance by half for a more concentrated display. And while your'e at it add some bulbs beneath them giving a layered effect. Tall daffs would be my choice Don't worry how they look, they'll soon perk up once planted.

begonia corms

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 14:30

Makes sure you dry them thoroughly, kitchen windowsill is fine, brush off any excess compost. There are various methods of storing them, paper bags, dry compost, sand even, but as long as they are quite dry it doesn't matter which method you choose.

Azalea leaves turning brown

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 14:27

It isn't unusual to lose leaves from any azalea at this time of year. I see it all the time in different gardens at this time of year. As long as it's fed and watered new growth will come back. You don't say if it's in a pot or in the ground. Potted azalea's tend to drop leaves when under watered and under fed. A mulch is always a good idea at this time of year, use ericaceous compost. The buds for next years flowers will already be there, so feeding will help a little. 

Trimming Lavender and Wisteria

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:33

Can I back what Hostafan has said. A Wisteria needs drilled in vine eyes and 2 or 3mm wire with tensioners. It's a heavy plant when in full flower and especially when wet. Whats there at the moment will pull out of the wall if it gets any bigger.

Begonia corns

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 16:46

Dry them on the kitchen window sill and pop them in a paper bag. Some say dust them with anti fungal powder, but I find if you let them dry long enough they don't need it. Make sure you get as much soil/compost off as you can.

Tree Dahlia

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 10:29

There's a list of suppliers on the RHS website.

Sweetpeas over winter

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:20

I'd be guided by the weather next year Digger. Sweet pea's are pretty hardy and can go out fairly early if the weather is good, so leave them where they are till next year. Box is a tough shrub, if they are well rooted they can stay outside, in pots or buried at soil level to prevent frost damage.

Leaf mould

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:11

You can do either. I'd dig them in.

Stone cutting

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:07

Angle grinders are easy to use, you can hire them from your local tool hire place. It's not rocket science. Just have a practise first.

Can I use any leaves for leaf mould?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:10

If you break them up a bit I don't see any reason why not. I usually put mine on the compost heap. If you have a local park why not get some free leaves from there, or from neighbours.

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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Two ID's please

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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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