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Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

New perrenial digitalis has a snapped stem ;(

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:20

It may produce a new stem, just wait and see, nature demands flowering so give it a chance. I certainly wouldn't give up on it.

organic matter is sprouting!

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:18

Probably not Muriel, just luck of the draw really. It does depend on where you got it from and if there were any guarantees with it.

sowing seeds into pots and containers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:16

Wildflowers like a poor soil, so germination in any container compost may be patchy. Most other flower seeds will germinate so don't sow too thickly.

Mo' plant ID'ing please

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:19

First is wood avens, weed, second is a weed, memory fails me though.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:42

Yes, dig them up, they're probably very congested and whats left hasn't got enough food to produce flowers. When you do I'd feed the soil heavily with FYM and some bonemeal. By the Autumn you should have a decent soil in which to plant new.

Windrush(?) taking over lawn

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:40

Martin, take a picture and post it on here for more advice, personally I can't think of what your'e describing. To post a picture click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above the dialogue box.

too wet/ too dry clay soil

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 23:05

You won't get a lawn this year and start on that basis. If you try you'll be throwing your money away. You've started properly and the only way to improve things is to continue adding as much manure as you can over the summer and into the Autumn and winter. By next spring you'll probably find you have a half decent bit of topsoil. Add top dressings of grit as well and let nature do the work for you. It's a lot easier than doing it manually and your backs will last a lot longer as well. By next spring you'll find things are very different and as long as your neighbours drains don't drain into your garden you could probably think about sowing seed or turfing. I know it sounds dismal for this year, but unless you have very deep pockets there's no quick solution. Gardening on clay and compacted clay is about hard work and patience. So do it right in the first place and the results will last, rush it and you'll regret it.

How to apply blood, fish and bone fertilizer?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:33

A small handful carefully sprinkled round will do the trick and tickle it in with a handfork. The rain will take the nutrients down for you. Even with densely planted areas you can still get it in and a tiny bit on foliage won't kill anything. I do it all the time in many gardens and it's hugely beneficial.

Is this a disease

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:14

With the rain and sun we are having at the moment it's probably scorch.

Can't prove anything

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:33

Having seen more than most in life as a copper and now enjoying my life as a gardener for myself and others. I've learnt one thing above all else. I doesn't matter, what other people think of you, that's their business, not yours, and your garden is yours, not theirs. As long as you are happy with what you are doing and what your garden looks like, then that's all that matters. So critical eyes or words can be ignored and admiring glances enjoyed, life is too short to worry what other people think. Enjoy your garden and  whatever you choose to do with it.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

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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Funny Wildlife

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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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