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Dave Morgan

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Help me stop my new lawn from going patchy and brown

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:00

If there was hard landscape underneath those patches, it could be that there was a concrete foundation. Concrete contains lime and leaving traces of it in the soil could be the cause of the yellowing. The only solution would be to remove completely the top 6 inches of soil and replace it with new soil.

no buds on roses

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:44

Some roses have been slow this year, especially late pruned roses. I wouldn't worry too much just yet, they're establishing so be patient. Keep them well watered for now, roses take a year to really get going and prune early next year, February I find is best and feed at the same time. 

Poorly Honeysuckle

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:42

If it's powdery mildew, then it's stressed a common problem with honeysuckle, do as I said before and it will go, they don't need any sprays, just a good drench and shade at the roots.

Saving my Bobo Hydrangea

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:39

That is brown bread, sorry.


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:27

Liquid seaweed to give them a boost right now, then tickle some FBB in around them and water it in well. If they're kept in pots too long they go hungry quite quickly. I'm in  Mid Wales and mine are in the ground already and doing well. People wait too long to plant them IMHO, they are hardier than most people give them credit for.

pak choi

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:21

4  inches apart for baby leaf, 8 for large, 12 for mature, can be planted out now if hardened off. Next time keep the information on the packet, I always make that mistake, so you aren't alone!

What can I grow on pergola

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:58

How big are the pots your'e trying to grow in Nicola, clematis and roses will grow easily in pots, so what are you doing?

Identify the problem

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:55

Thistle, self seeds everywhere, you'd be popular in Scotland, but as a garden weed it's easy to dig up, and I'd do it asap before the seeds start to set. You'll have them in the soil for a few years, but it's a case of constant weeding till they appear no more.

Poorly Honeysuckle

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:52

Honeysuckle is a woodland plant, head in the sun roots in the shade, just like clematis. It needs moisture at the roots, but as your'e growing in a container it may be pot bound as well. I'd check the roots and re pot if needed. If you have shade put it there especially if the sun can get to the leaves and not the pot. Only water once a week and drench it, and don't over feed it. I never feed honeysuckle it can cope on it's own, but in a pot a  liquid seaweed feed is all it should need. Don't do anything too it, they are very tough, it will recover.

Mowing after spreading fertiliser

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:42

Leave it a week really, any weedkiller in as well? If so don't compost the cut grass.

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Shrub ID

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Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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