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Dave Morgan

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Fir trees dying

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 17:20

Sorry Mike they are dying/dead. If they are Thuja it could be Thuja blight for which there is no chemical control commercially available. I'd get them out asap. You may lose the lot so Id look for other options to replace them.

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 20:31

All good suggestions, however the best advice I can give you is to walk away from it for a week or two. Stop yourself from thinking about it and do something else. You're typically suffering from an overload! Go away if you can and don't think about it. When you get back, you'll have a new perspective. Works for me.

Patchy new lawn

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:21

John waterlogged area's will water log again and again each winter if you just reseed (sorry Verdun), you need to improve the drainage in those areas before you reseed. Before reseeding lift the turf in those areas and dig in grit to improve the drainage, then reseed it. 99% of the gardens I work in are on clay so I can appreciate the problem. Easily resolved though.


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:15

Certainly I can resist, bit long in the tooth to be easily misled.

Soft fruit

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 21:01

Probably be rich enough as it is even after three years.

Should all roses be pruned at the same time?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 19:43

Terry can you post some pictures, I'll be better placed to give you the best advice. Thanks.


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 19:40

I never believe the dire  warnings, prefer to use a proven weather forecasting service. The one I use has been very accurate. It helps me plan my clients gardens.


Feeding roses

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 19:36

Archers a proprietary rose feed is good, it contains essential trace elements, a handful per rose in spring followed by another handful after the first flush of flowers encourages more .


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 12:33

Leave it alone bluebell. More cold weather is on the way and the old flower heads will die off eventually and you can prune them back to a pair of buds when spring arrives.

Clematis jingle bells and blue wisley

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 12:31

Jingle bells has probably flowered early as you rightly guessed. The wisley will slow down with the cooler weather. I'd leave it alone for now as there are indications of a return to the cold and frosty weather we have seen recently. I'd take another look at the wisley when spring arrives.

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