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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:01

Guiseppi is a nice purple Santee is nice too. Crystal Lake is a light blue very pretty.

Have a look at this nursery, plenty to choose from.

Garden ponds

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:50

You can remove some silt, it's messy but if it's that bad then do so. As long as you leave the removed material at the side of the pond for a few days to let any wildlife get back into the pond it will soon settle down and get on with it. There's no easy way to remove the silt, waders or wellie's and get on with it.

How long to establish a Rambling Rose?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:48

Lucid, roses take a year to fully establish in my experience, even ramblers. I've rarely seen a rose give of it's best till the second year. However to give it it's best possible chance in the first year, get a potted rose, plant using rootgrow sprinkled all over the roots and in the planting hole. The union should be planted below soil level. Add bonemeal and plenty of well rotted compost or manure, then water it in and puddle it. Puddling is where you leave a depression around the rose, and don't fill it it till it's been there for a year. Reason being roses need plenty of water in their first year. Water it weekly with a full watering can (2gals), don't rely on the weather to do the job for you till it gets to winter. Then mulch it heavily, at least 2 inches deep. The following spring, feed it with a rose feed, mulch again carry out any pruning necessary and stand back. It should start to give you the display your'e looking for.

Help needed with this strange addition!

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:13

Breeze blocks are easy to knock out with a sledge hammer and the concrete below probably won't be that deep, you'll probably be able to get a fork underneath it and just lift it. As for the clay, that needs breaking up, a pick, or mattock may be needed to get into it. It's a tough job but you have to get the basics right in order to get the lawned area you want.

Leeks & Spring Onions

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:05

Slugs don't like either of them so no need for treatments, neither do birds.

I've received Mung bean seeds but I need advice

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 15:09

To be honest Ryan, I don't know enough about them to help you. All I've done is use them in stir fries. I don't know what your'e thinking of using them for.

I've received Mung bean seeds but I need advice

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:59

The usual method of growing them is in a shallow container lined with damp kitchen towel. Keep the kitchen towel damp and they'll grow away to bean shoot size. A warm windowsill is the usual place to put them.

Black mould

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:37

Sounds like sooty mould to me. Have look at the link below for solutions.

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:33

Climbing roses need a framework to climb on and feeding every year. Plants are just like people, they need food, so feeding yearly or every few months in the summer is essential. Home made compost or bought in doesn't make a difference, even the feeds you can buy off the shelf make a huge difference to the health of plants and soil condition. 

Many of my customers are shocked when I tell them their plants need feeding. 

It may well be your soil is tired.

What can I do under this hedge?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:36

The only shrubs I know which will cope with being beside a Leyllandii hedge are Forsythia and Buddleja. 

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 14:08

Uploading pics

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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 17:58

New Pots in bags

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Last Post: 22/01/2015 at 19:00

Compost Advice

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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 12:33

PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 15:06

Plant ID's please

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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 10:23

Two ID's please

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Last Post: 16/12/2014 at 20:42

Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 15:33

Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 21:40

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 23:10

Clematis for a dry bank

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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

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Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56


Hold in invasive roots 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 20:33
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