Dave Morgan


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Help, perennials, everything is dying/wilting!

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:58

Well, some of your choices have just finished flowering and gone over. If you used MPC to fill the beds I'd guess the bed is waterlogged to an extent. Pure soil would have been a better choice. Your phlox looks OK but theyre pretty indestructible. If you want a perennial display then you need to choose a range of plants that flower in succession and overlapping. To be brutally honest you haven't chosen well. Sorry.

Poor Rose

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 17:31

Imyk you can make a start in tidying it up now. There's quite a bit of dead wood there which needs pruning out. That'll create space and allow air into the base. Then you can actually see what you're doing in spring. An outward facing leaf joint is a leaf facing away from the centre of the rose.

Apple blemish Problem

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 10:32

Sounds like apple scab.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=81


Have a look at this link.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:47

Christine you DONT dead head them till spring. That head will protect next year's flower buds from frost and rain damage over winter. Please leave them.

Forum design update

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 19:48

Well I'm not going to comment. 


Last time I did I got suspended.


But I'm not using the forum as much either.

Apple rust

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:38

This is directed at all of you who grow apples. I'm increasingly seeing rust like spots on apple tree leaves. Both in person and through other online groups. The RHS don't offer any advice on rust on apple trees and don't even list it as something that can affect UK apple trees. All I see is US sites with apple rust problems. How many of you have noticed similar outbreaks on your apples.

What is wrong with my plants?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:04

Honeysuckle and pots don't really go together, sorry, they like a deep cool root run as do clematis so if that's in a pot as well that'll be the !most likely cause. There are some clematis which will grow in pots so it may be better to try one of them. 

Garlic Graveyard

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:53

None of you are alone, too much rain not enough frost. I'm considering only doing spring planting garlic from now on. 

ID please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:48

Nut you're on the nail as usual. Got one in my garden. 

New lawn

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:42

Mark , I'm going to throw a spanner in now, sorry Verdun, there's not enough sod to trench there. It's too sporadic so you wouldn't get a sod to turn. Depending on what's been burned you're going to have an imbalance of nutrients or poisons in the soil. Wood burns will give you high potash, anything else you'll have contamination. Sowing anything on that may be a bit fraught. I'd seriously consider skimming off the top few inches and import fresh topsoil. It's not a large area so perfectly do able. Good new topsoil would give you peace of mind as well. Stoney soil won't matter, youll be less likely to suffer from moss. But good soil gives good grass and rectifying mistakes is always a lot of hard work. 

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

 
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ID's please

 
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Font changed?

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Apple rust

 
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Where are the videos on propagating

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Small tree ID

 
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Small tree ID

 
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Small tree ID please

 
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I won't be using the forum for a while

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Heliotrope Pet danger

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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