Dave Morgan


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Wildlife Questionnaire

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 16:38

Hard to do personally as all I use us plants and shrubs

Damaged leaves and fruit

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 10:08

Apple scab and pear rust.


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Help to m in a dilemma

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 22:47

Angela roses are best moved when dormant, so February would be ok. You can prune just before moving them, they'll be easier to handle and will start putting out new roots as the weather begins to warm. As for blackspot, a well fed and watered rose is stronger and will be better able to resist infection. So when replanting add a good handful of bonemeal to the planting hole plus well rotted manure, sprinkle some rootgrow over the roots, water in well and keep them well watered in the first few months. If after all that they show signs of blackspot, spray with Rose clear and keep hygiene around the rose good. Good airflow is important as well along with spraying the ground around the rose, which is where the spores will linger. Blackspot has been almost rampant this year due to the weather so even normally resistant roses have succumbed.

Is this honey fungus

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 20:06

I'd say yes

Is my tree diseased?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:15

It's been very dry for a good month if not more and a lot of trees and shrubs have suffered as a result. Some trees have been shutting down early and early leaf loss has affected so many plants I've come across. I think all you can do is let nature take its course.

Begonias

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 18:03

Lift, dry and pop them in a paper bag till spring is usual christine

Hydrangea

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:36

Leave till all danger of frost has passed Tads. A late frost will damage any new growth so I leave it as late as possible. The old flowers will give some protection to the new growth and next year's flowers.

Rampant pear leaf blister mite

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:32

Have to agree with Bob, his advice is spot on. Loads of this about this year.

Aucuba

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:29

Those are vine weevil grubs. They'll be eating the roots, so drench with nematodes and keep the acuba well watered.

Box plants

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:26

Box is traditionally cut on Derby day in about May. You can trim them now to neaten up the late summer growth. Feeding box is simple, a high nitrogen fertiliser like growmore in late winter usually March will normally see them through year. You can alternatively feed with fish blood and bone. If they're in the ground they won't need watering, potted only if the compost dries out.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Fatsia japonica damage who's the culprit?

 
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Best plant bible

 
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HELP Non flowering Hydrangea

 
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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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Last Post: 16/05/2016 at 19:26

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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