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Dave Morgan

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garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:33

Climbing roses need a framework to climb on and feeding every year. Plants are just like people, they need food, so feeding yearly or every few months in the summer is essential. Home made compost or bought in doesn't make a difference, even the feeds you can buy off the shelf make a huge difference to the health of plants and soil condition. 

Many of my customers are shocked when I tell them their plants need feeding. 

It may well be your soil is tired.

What can I do under this hedge?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:36

The only shrubs I know which will cope with being beside a Leyllandii hedge are Forsythia and Buddleja. 

Laying Turf

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:30

Jill, stick a fork into it and see how deep the compaction goes first. It may not be too deep, in which case, lift the area's with the fork, you don't need to dig it and just loosen the soil. Then go ahead with your plan. If however it badly compacted you'll have no choice but to dig it. If you don't the grass will drown when it rains.


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:46

No reason why not, perfectly good idea.

Clematis - will it damage wall/foundation of building

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:52

Clematis won't do that sort of damage, so don't worry about it.

Bedding Plants

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:27

Green house Helen.

Greenhouse exposed to wind advice needed

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:26

I wouldn't double the material as that may have the effect of giving you a solid wall, and 12 inches may well be too close, 2-3 ft yes, or why not get the stronger glass for the one side of the greenhouse which faces the wind. Adding glazing clips will mean the glass won't give in a wind. Contrary to belief, glass has a slight flex in wind. Making it firmer with glazing clips will reduce the flex.

Shrub ID

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:17

Thanks peeps!

Shrub ID

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:45

 This is a bit hopeful, but can anyone ID this pile of sticks?

Splitting Geranium Rozanne

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:08

Dig it up chop it into pieces with a spade and replant. Geraniums can cope with it.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID please

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Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 23:10

Shrub/Tree ID please

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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 10:10

Idea's Please

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Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 16:36

Uploading pics

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 18:50

Any idea's as to what this is?

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Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 09:39

Plant ID please

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Last Post: 12/08/2015 at 21:01

plant ID

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Last Post: 30/06/2015 at 18:09

Cut down Perennial Poppy?

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 08:50

Shrub ID

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 14:08

Uploading pics

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New Pots in bags

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Last Post: 22/01/2015 at 19:00

Compost Advice

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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 12:33

PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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