London (change)
Today 13°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 9°C

Dave Morgan

Latest posts by Dave Morgan

Aubretia Yellowing

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:43

It's probably reverted back, a trim and a feed after flowering may help. I wouldn't do it now as they are either in flower or about to so a haircut now would mean the loss of flowers. They're robust little things so a tidy up after flowering will do it good.

Miniature Rose Bushes

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:39

You probably have a nozumi rose from your description. Care for nozumi's is the same as any other rose.

Try the below link to the RHS, if there is anything you don't understand then feel free to ask. I think there is a tutorial on pruning in the HOW TO section on this site.

The RHS site gives information on feeding as well

Pond improvements

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:11

Marginal water plants to cover the edge's. You seem to have a shelf around the side of the pond so use it to place the marginal plants. You can plant around the top edge of the pond with plants that will droop into the water, or use large stones to create a rock face. Insects will sun themselves on the rocks during summer. 

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:49

Did you prune them in the autumn by chance? If you did, all three flower on the previous years wood so you would have lost this years flowers. If not then prune all three in late April, give them all a good feed, then leave them. You should get a good show next spring. All three should be pruned after flowering.

Is this earwigs?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:45

Slugs will eat emerging clematis, but that far up it's hard to tell what has happened.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:35

You'll need to reseed that lawn. If its damp and shady then get a seed variety specifically to suit. Leave it till its' about 3 inches and then cut with the lawnmower set to one inch. Don't feed or weed it till its established, it can take a whole season depending on your conditions, but at least 3 months. When you can see only tiny area's of soil between the grass plants, then it's established. Give it time.

If you have leather jackets, water with nematodes, directions on the packet

strawberry varieties

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:25

Strawberries are pollinated by bees if left outside. Even in a greenhouse with the door left open, the bees will find them. You only need to net the fruit to protect from birds.

Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:21

Build some tiered staging out of pallets. The lower shelves can be used for frsh sowings, and when they germinate move them to the top tiers. As long as light can get between the shelves they will do okay.

Strawberry Death

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:18

You don't mulch the crown of strawberries, you mulch around it. Mulching over the crown tends to rot them.

Pond improvements

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:47

I think I would fill it to the top and leave for 24 hrs to see if there is a leak. If it is replace the liner and redo the pond. If you do it right first time it will last a good few years. Once a liner has a leak the leaks multiply and you never get a good pond. It's pointless doing anything if the liner isn't doing it's job.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Clematis for a dry bank

Replies: 6    Views: 128
Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

Replies: 3    Views: 103
Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

Replies: 17    Views: 723
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
Replies: 8    Views: 378
Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56


Hold in invasive roots 
Replies: 5    Views: 586
Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 20:33
5 threads returned