Dave Morgan


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Bramley apples

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:46

Bramleys make the best scrumpy cider. An apple press.

Problem with rose flower

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:24

Edd I was referring  to James' initial comment on him using a fungal control spray, when it's perfectly healthy, nothing you said or suggested.

Problem with rose flower

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:24

James that looks like plain old weather/rain damage. The cool and wet period we had in august has done similar damage to emerging buds in some of my customers gardens. I can't see any mildew damage on the second pictures, so I wouldn't worry too much. Cut the stem back by 6-9 inches and you may get another flower before the frosts come. It doesn't need spraying.

Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:06

Tough plants, they'll come back stronger than ever, I've pruned them throughout the year and it's made no difference.

swede that grow on their side

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:03

Wouldn't worry too much marksman, they'll still grow and taste the same so unless you want prize veg let them get on with it, They look the same in the pan and on the plate when you've chopped them up.

Sub-soil nasties?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:37

I wouldn't worry about the fungi, but I would be worried about planting anything in that soil!. It's full of sand and cement. Nothing will take root in that it will just burn the roots of anything you plant, so I'd remove it all or as much as humanly possible and get fresh topsoil and manure in there before planting anything.

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:30

Link doesn't work Trish, try uploading to this site by clicking on the green tree icon above the dialogue box.

autumn planting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 16:41

You can plant raspberries,strawberries most fruit now for a crop next year, spring cabbage can go in now as well, onions,garlic as well. All will crop next year.

where to start!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:04

Clueless, don't start a lawn now, wait till spring, bit late now. Do as Fairygirl has suggested, raised beds first, they'll take time on their own and you have the opportunity to see how they do over winter and next spring.

In spring, I'd use glyphosate to kill off the whole lawn area, treat twice as it'll take a few weeks to all die back

As .fairygirl has said, using machines to turn the soil can cause more problems than it's worth, digging is the better bet even though it's hard work the results will be better.

There is plenty of guidance on sowing or turfing a lawn in the HOW TO section on the site. It's simple and easy to follow and leaving it till spring will give you time to consider what else you want to do in the garden as well.

 

Privet hedge

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:52

Have a look at the link below Molliemay, you may find the problem there.

http://www.gardenguides.com/84682-privet-hedge-disease.html

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