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Dave Morgan

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Solomon's Seal and Sawfly AND Geraniums with leaves eaten

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:36

Have you tried nematodes?

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:34

I don't know which roses you have, but what works for me and my customers is this;

Remove all the affected leaves and burn and check for any fallen leaves under each rose and remove them. Water, feed and mulch every rose. Then spray every rose with fungicide, rose clear is as good as anything, AND spray the ground around each rose. Ensure good airflow around the roses as well.

The roses look very bare, but I find new growth appears very quickly. Check the new growth and flowers for any sign of reinfection and retreat if necessary following the same process.

I've done this numerous times and with patience and diligence it works.

Alternatively do as Salino has suggested and plant resistant varieties, but that isn't always practical or desirable, the choice is yours.

Moving Scabiosa Plants

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:26

You can move them now, but it's better to wait till the autumn really. Why don't you label the ones you want to move and wait a few months.

Rampant Climbing Rose

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:23

Is it a climber or a rambling rose. there is a difference in the way you prune them?

How to confuse whitefly

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:29

I know marigolds deter white fly so the principle could be more than valid.

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:26

Don't worry grateful, once they establish, they can be almost weed like. It takes a few years, but by then you'll be cursing the fact you planted them.

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:24

Women ha! I must say that the best boss I ever worked for in the police was a woman. She was firm, fair and very intelligent. Any man who see's women as inferior is in my opinion incredibly stupid. Sometimes strength, physical only, is the male advantage, otherwise any intelligent man bows to the woman's undoubted superiority.

I know I'm a crawler!


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 10:47

I'd repot it tads, sounds like it's pot bound and starving, pot into a third size larger pot or put it in the garden.

What is my hedge and why is it dying?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:13

Once die back happens there is nothing you can do to save the hedge, sorry. Sometimes it happens for no reason at all. Dig it up probably mechanically and plant something different. You'll have to replenish the soil with considerable amounts of farmyard manure and fish bone and blood to give anything you plant in it's place a good start. Add bonemeal to any planting hole when replanting.

problems growing echinacea

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:17

All seedlings can get damping off disease, watering from underneath when the compost is fairly dry can reduce the risk. Echinacea isn't usually hard to grow from seed, so damping off could well be the main problem.

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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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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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