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Dave Morgan

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What's in my garden?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:57

It's bracken, you can dig it out and dispose of it. They do seed later in the year so get rid of it now. It's harmless but can be invasive.

What should I plant

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:26

Try this link to taylors clematis. they are specialist growers with a huge choice.

Potentilla fruticosa hedge sparse

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:35

Potentilla takes a few years to grow to any size, I suppose it depends on how big you actually bought them, they only get to about a metre across so are they planted close enough together. They don't really like being pruned too hard either as their growth rate is relatively slow. I'd feed and mulch them and leave them alone, plant a few perennials in between in the mean time.

......the good guys

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:17

I have had some excellent plug plants from South Eastern horticultural on Amazon. They have all arrived well rooted and have shot away upon potting up, have had penstemons, helianthemums and hardy fuchsia.  Their range isn't great, mainly safe easy to raise plants but at under a tenner for 6 or up to 12 plugs it isn't a bad deal.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:06

I find Pat that picking off all the leaves affected and burning them before treating with fungicide is better than just spraying. I also spray the ground around the roses as well then feed and keep well watered at the roots. They look very bare afterwards, but new leaves come back within 2 weeks and if there is any sign of new infection I go through the same process again, it works for me and in some of my customers gardens. They do think I'm mad spending ages picking off leaves but the results are usually the same fresh new growth with little sign of disease.

raspberry malling jewel

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 14:54

Try this link to T&M whippeter, it's clearly explained there.

Unknown flower

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 14:50

It's Allium sphaerocephalon.

Pots or Trough

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:17

You can grow most things in pots or troughs or bags, as long as you feed and water them well, apples or fruit trees in pots brassicas in bags or pots root veg salad, stuffs, your'e only limited by space really. The only thing to remember is they'll all need feeding and watering regularly.

Rust on strawberries

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:09

I'd cut off the affected leaves and burn them hopefully the new growth will be free of rust. If not, I'd dig them up and start again in a different place.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:59

Shade won't do it any harm rosemummy, they do well in shade part sun or full sun. They do like a bit of moisture at the roots so I'd mulch it feed it well. Prune out the flowered shoots next spring and feed it again and you should have few if any problems.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

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