Dave Morgan


Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Clay soil: drainage, do I need pipes?

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:46

Boland this problem comes up a lot. There's no easy solution. You have to make a choice. Gypsum and topsoil isn't the best solution by the way, land drains are at the extreme end of the scale. If it's flooding regularly then land drains are the only option if it drains but remains wet then you could get it rotavated adding several tons of pea shingle and as much strawy manure as you can get hold of. Let it break down over winter and then test your drainage in spring. You'll find it will improve and you may have to repeat the process. Eventually you'll get a half decent topsoil on which you can lay turf or sow seed. However the choice is yours.

Honeysuckle doesnt flower

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:29

Jackie when did you it back? Most honeysuckle problems stem from lack of moisture at the roots. Keeping them well watered is essential especially if they're in a rain shadow.

ANOTHER Plant ID

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:25

Agree with Bob there looks like a Montana.

Wrong plant in the wrong place?

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:20

Flo7, was it bare root? If so they take about a year to settle properly. Second and third years they get better. It looks fine by the way. Just give it time.

Id of climber please!

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:12

One of the bindweed family.

Shriveled chilli leaves

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 23:20

That's viral damage. There's no deficiency otherwise all the plants would be affected. I've seen this before and had to destroy the plants. Aphid transmission of viruses is impossible to stop. You've just been unlucky.

Whats wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 17:36

That's more rust than scab berghill, I'm seeing it on a lot of apple trees this year, same remedy but this weather is playing holy hell on so many plants this year it's difficult to get on top of it. Hope helps Nora.

Love Your Garden ITV 28th June

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:35

He's a real hero. Planting up summer flowering plants in March/April which will all struggle to establish as the soil will so cold. 

Uploading pics

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:15

Oh and by the way I can't upload a pic from my phone either.

Uploading pics

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:13

Fairygirl, it just seems to me the GW team have been unable to solve these issues and glitches. If that is the case maybe they should hand over to a team of experts who can solve them instead of leaving so many people hanging in the air. This forum, it's systems although not ideal worked prior the new design. It is surely not beyond the wit of the team to seek professional help when it's needed. To ask the users to resize, download, update, clear cache's etc is a cop out. They broke it they should fix it. Or they trying to be too clever for their own good. If I screwed up in a clients garden I'd be responsible for fixing it not the client which seems to be there attitude.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Apple rust

 
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Last Post: 21/07/2016 at 22:08

Where are the videos on propagating

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Last Post: 21/07/2016 at 17:40

Small tree ID

 
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Last Post: 14/06/2016 at 17:51

Small tree ID

 
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Last Post: 14/06/2016 at 16:36

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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Last Post: 03/05/2016 at 12:21

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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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 09:33

Shrub ID

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Last Post: 18/03/2016 at 15:02

ID please

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