Dave Morgan

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Id and advice please

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:57

You can't hard prune Cistus, they really don't like it and will more often than not die. HC's advice is spot on.

The media

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 19:54

This may upset a few but, War and its consequences, the visual images especially are very powerful images. No doubt many have seen the images from WW1and the images from the liberation of the concentration camps of WW2. Those images have shaped the history of Europe ever since they were aired. The full horror of those images has helped keep the peace for so many years and we should be grateful that they were shown to our parents and grandparents. Is it not the right of those war torn countries to have the same good fortune in turning public opinion against acts which they currently endure. War is part of the human condition, and until we as a species find other ways to resolve our conflicts in better ways it will continue in many parts of the world. The News channels need to show graphic images if thing are to change for the better. Graphic images change public opinion and are powerful tools if waring parties are to be brought to the peace talks. Sanitising the news does no one any favours and a picture paints a thousand words. If ISIS videos can disgust us and motivate us to fight an evil ideology, then graphic images of the events in Syria need equal if not more and more graphic publication. 

Diseased Magnolia and Oak leaves

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:24

I think that's scale insect damage. I've seen more and more of it in recent years. The RHS doesn't list it as a problem for magnolia but they're about. Have a look under the leaves. You can spray again them.

Buddleia Globosa Height and Spread

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:18

They can be huge 5m plus but when they get that height they're spectacular. Like any buddleia !take sure you have room for it.

Have your swallows flown south, yet?

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 10:53

They've all gone from here in MidWales. There are a few house Martin's about but no swallows or swifts. Last saw some 2 weeks ago.

Getting rid of spider mite

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 21:00

Rain works well.

Help! Save my rose plant

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 20:59

Emma there's no such thing as an indoor rose. They're just miniture roses grown in hothouses and sold to the unsuspecting by supermarkets. As HC has said get it outside and let the elements get to it. You may have red spider mite and white fly neither of them will like the cool nights.

Poorly apple tree

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 20:52

Probably apple scab without seeing it. It's been rampant this year.

hypericum - what to do now

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 19:54

Aym they're almost indestructible and not fussy in the slightest. A good shrub/ perennial and you can literally cut them to the ground and they come back.

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 16:46

Emma, they are one of the easiest cuttings to take, compost straight from the bag around the edge of the pot and just leave them to it. You don't even need to water them. They thrive on neglect. It really is that simple. Light doesn't a matter much a light windowsill is fine.

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Grass ID. I hate them personally.

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ID's please

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Apple rust

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Where are the videos on propagating

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Small tree ID please

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I won't be using the forum for a while

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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