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Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Fruit trees

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:09

I find bare root best personally they seem to establish quicker, the same with roses.

New Pots in bags

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:54

That sounds like fun Edd!

New Pots in bags

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:34

Yeah thought that nut, thats why i'm leaning towards hessian. Copper tape might keep them at bay, but as I have so much work on I want something that can be ignored for a few days.

New Pots in bags

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:20

This year I'm going to try new pots in bags. Last year I had huge slug damage, so I thought I'd try something different.

Has anyone got any recommendations as to which type of bag is best in their experience, hessian ,plastic etc?

Improving condition of lawn

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 15:46

Lawns under trees can be nice, but they take as others have said, the right type of grass, so in spring, give it a really good scarify, don't be afraid to make it really messy, get some sharp sand and sprinkle it on top and scarify again. Get as much of the sharp sand in as possible, then sow shade grass seed quite thickly and keep it well watered until it establishes. Feed it mid summer lightly and keep an eye on it. You'll know if its doing well by the colour of it. Don't mow till it's about 4 inches tall then cut on a high cut and keep it that way all summer. In the Autumn, spike it every 6 inches and brush in as much sharp sand as you can. The following year, repair any bare patches or thin patches repeating the above. You should have a reasonable result by then.


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:19

Nematodes are the obvious answer. Water them in in spring- several treatments, - problem solved.

Fruit tree windy site

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 19:00

I don't think you can get a fig on dwarf rootstock. They do grow large, but I know some people grow them in large pots, the harvest is small obviously. Have a look at the fruit tree supplier, google them, and see what they are offering. Apples, pears and some other fruit is the usual fair, you can also try cordons and espaliers, step over apples are good in exposed locations, so you do have more than a few options.


Garden Idea Help

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:00

There are plenty of shrubs that will grow to 3 metres to give you some height, Buddlia globosa viburnum opulus, other viburnums, if you go to the rhs or crocus website and use the filters you get a range of shrubs with pics, so you can assess and make choices. Don't forget if you have height you also have spread, so don't forget to factor that in when making choices.

Fruit tree windy site

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:51

Why not grow on dwarf rootstock, it'll keep the trees small and harvest can be excellent with good management and care.

What tree is this

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:10

Accacia isn't that hardy in the UK down to -5 is about all they can take but I've lost them at -3 so stopped growing them. With the cold weather we're having now and by the look of it, you'll lose it. It's a shame as they can be beautiful.

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plant ID

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Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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Two ID's please

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Colder weather is coming!

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