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Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:47

Anita, yes it's a grey reinforced hose saw them in stock this morning. Jennifer it's actually a bit heavier than an ordinary hose due to the reinforcing, sorry.

Unknown grass

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:35

Perennial grass commonly found in lawns and fields, not loved by lawn enthusiasts, thickish white roots and if left will throw up a long stalk similar to the above.

Epsom salts

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:31

Kaye, honeysuckle is a woodland plant so shade the pot and water it frequently, they like moist and cool roots. if you can do that it should recover.

Baby birds

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:28

In one of my gardens I have a robin which follows me a around when I'm planting or hoeing in beds. I move she eats and when I take a barrow to the compost heap she follows and snacks when I dump things. Sometimes I'll turn over some soil, just to watch her jump down and snack, it's a lovely game to play.

garden vacuum

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:22

Get a spring tined rake Voyager, don't waste your money, the exercise will do you good.

Unknown grass

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:20

Looks like couch grass Ryan, mind you let it grow, it might be something of beauty in a few months, bit early really.

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:18

Best hose I have is a non kink hose from Wilko, cheap as chips very high pressure to it, better than the X hose IMHO, I did have one, but the kitten got to it so she punctured it. Some of my clients have them, some good some bad, I don't think the price justifies or lives up to the advertising.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:12

Rose Clear has a certain residual effect and is effective against several common rose problems, but it's a chemical so you have to make the choice and whether or not you prefer that or natural remedies. I find blasting them off with water is equally as good, especially at the bud stage when infestation can be at it's worst. There are other things like garlic spray or best of all encouraging natural predators who can clear a rose of greenfly over a few days. You can buy in lacewing and ladybird larvae and encourage wasps which also take greenfly/blackfly. 

There is NO best care, but a combination of natural is certainly the most effective.

Does this make me a garden snob?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:00

Obviously gone up in the world pootler!


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 15:58

Bamboo will lift concrete alison, the sensible option would be to dig a trench around the main clump and put in a bamboo control system, which stops the roots from running in all different directions. You'll have to dig out the underground roots as far as you can and use glyphosate on any new emerging shots you miss. there is no easy option to this problem.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

plant ID

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Cut down Perennial Poppy?

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Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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New Pots in bags

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Compost Advice

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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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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