Dave Morgan

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Tagete germination problem

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 10:19

Normally they're very easy to get going. How are you sowing them nodlisab?

Cutting back a Chusan Palm / Windmill Palm

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 21:24

Well I'd go with RHS and say you can't prune them. Enjoy the specimen. You may temp someone into buying it from you and get them to remove it if it needs to go. I don't know of any palm you can prune other than taking off the dead leaves. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 14:41

I only have some plants with records the rest are CD's 

Plug plants- large ones from seeds v medium from cuttings

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 13:06

Unless you're after a particular variety why not use a local GC. At least you can inspect what you're buying.

To prune or not to prune??

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 13:05

Never tried it Typhoo and wouldn't. If I had large beds of roses either at home or to maintain I !ay consider it but it looks neater if pruned by hand plus broken stems can let in disease  and mangled stems die back very quickly. Clean cuts are better IMHO.

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 12:52

Just been to Powis castle and even though they found the shrub it wasn't marked! So even they couldn't ID it 100%. So having looked again at L.tatarica I'm going for that one. Seems it was planted quite a few years ago at the castle and a proper record wasn't kept. Thanks again for your efforts peeps.

Can this grass be saved?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:38

Gilly just wait for the present. It's a bit early to apply anything and as you applied stuff a few days ago it wouldn't have had time to work. I'd leave well alone till mid to late April before doing anything else then see how it looks. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:30

It's a shrub and its in flower now peeps. Leaves are wrong for syringatha it's closest to tatarica. I might just pop in to the castle it's only 20 mins from me and ask. Thanks dove &nut

Talkback: How to plant out leek plugs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:31

Leeks seem to thrive on some beneficial neglect for me. I sow direct into the soil and wait till they get to spring onion size, lift them and replant 8-9 inches apart. I never feed them, just earth them up a bit. 

Wildflower area

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:26

Aym, yes basically. However wildflowers aren't an easy option. It's usually recommended you prepare the area just as you would do for laying a lawn. I'd certainly turn the soil and remove the weeds then rake to a fine tilth. Then sow, tread in the seeds and then water. You can spray to get rid of the weeds but you still need a good surface to get the seeds to take. Wildflowers do like their sun to flower well so as much aun as possible. As you're in the SE you're unlikely to need fleece.

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