Dave Morgan

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Bee & Butterfly Friendly Plants

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 15:34

If you go to the RHS website they have a PDF file you can download which contains so many plants you'll he spoilt for choice.

New clematis and climbing rose

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 16:13

Lilysilly, they would be fine together. Princess Diana is a group 3 Clematis which you cut back hard in spring. Ramblers are pruned after flowering, usually mid summer, so NOT pruned at the same time, and as its pretty thornless it'll easily pull out the spent stems. It may be a slight tangle in spring but by then the old clematis stems are easily removed. 

Sharpening tools...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 18:55

You can buy a 6 in 1 hand held tool, think it's spear and Jackson from wilko. I use it all the time AND it works well. Think it's about £6.

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 09:11

Ok logging out for 48 hrs.

Planting Bare root trees

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:05

Get them in the ground asap. Even though the wrong time of year you couldn't store them. Keep them well watered over the summer as well. A good drench weekly, maybe twice weekly if it's warm.

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 21:08

Well just seen next forecast. Everyone is going to get nice warm and sunny weather.

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:56

I feel sorry, well not really, for folks in the eastern half of the UK. You usual enjoy the sort of weather we having been having here in MidWales . 19 - 23 degrees sun nice cooling breeze. Usually it's the other way round so quit moaning. The boots on the other foot for a change and I have no sympathy whatsoever.

Lupins and woolly aphids

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 08:16

Daisy type flowers are best. Hoverflies need easy access to nectar and above all a wildlife friendly garden with plenty of habitats, wood piles, some bare earth for basking and nesting and nectar plants that go throughout the year especially late in the year and early. It's basically planting for pollinators. My garden is well drained, sometimes too well drained and west facing and on hot days it bakes but planting for my conditions has worked better than I could have ever hoped for. So a succession of daisy family flowers thrive and the air is always filled with insects visiting them. I have noticed in other gardens I work in that a lack of habitats just encourages the various sap sucking insects to attack any young growth and I'm constantly spraying or trying to encourage clients to provide habitats and suitable plants to reduce the damage. So plant for pollinators.

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 07:53

Well I never let a lupin even get to the point of setting a seed. I've found they're far less prone to attack if you remove the heads promptly.

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 21:53

Just as an add, the red one I had last year is just showing this evening. It's now pink!

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

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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Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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ID please

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Colder weather on the way

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Shrub ID please

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