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Dave Morgan

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Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 16:35

I think this format has been set up by a team who don't use the site and have never contributed to the site. This is typical of the BBC, they always think they know what people want without actually asking them first.

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 14:48

I don't know about anyone else but the new forum opening page is a disaster. I'll be spending all day scrolling. Not happy at all.

Plants Identification Please

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 11:59

If the flowers are scented it's sarcocca.

Mint Disease

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:26

Looks like blister  mite.

Questions about my Dahlia tubers!

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:18

Wakeshine, Lyn has given you a good guide on which way up they should be planted, fat bits(tubers) down, hollw stalk at the top, where they all join is called the neck and that's where they sprout from. They should hang down in a bunch if you hold the neck. You only want those attached to the neck anything else discard. The method of laying in a tray is only used when propagating early growth for cuttings. Planting vertically is normal when you're just growing them to put in the garden.

anyone know what this plants is?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:30

First one is one of the willowherb family.

Call for a parliamentary debate on gardening and horticulture

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:28

Parliament is empty at the best of times don't give them another excuse to remain in the numerous bars they already camp out in.

Hydrangeas and bougainvillea discolouring

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 15:52

Yes that's typical of frost or cold conditions. 

Questions about my Dahlia tubers!

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 15:50

From looking at the picture's the top dahlia shoot has died, the ones in your second picture look fine. I'd hazard a guess you've planted them on their side. Dahlias like a roomy pot, 12 inch pots are the usual for more mature tubers, which can be large, but smaller pots are OK, just as long as you can bury the tubers with compost. Some of what bought mightt have withered or failed, dahlia tubers need to be firm to grow well. Soaking newly bought tubers can help with this. Sometimes what you buy will be duff. If you use the search box and search dahlia planting, there's a short tutorial there on correct planting. It should give you an idea if you've gone wrong, not that it matters. You must have done something right to get growth so don't be disappointed. There is a lot more to tell, but watch the video see if you've gone wrong as that may be the root of your problems.

Plant ID's please

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:54

3 is creeping jenny.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Small tree ID please

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Last Post: 16/05/2016 at 19:26

I won't be using the forum for a while

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Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 11:33

Awful new format for forum

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Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 11:37

A way to attract slugs

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Last Post: 03/05/2016 at 12:21

Best potting mix for Crinum

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Last Post: 29/04/2016 at 11:50

Heliotrope Pet danger

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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 16:56

Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 15:02

Petition to stop cancelling GW

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Citrus resurrection

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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 09:33

Shrub ID

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Last Post: 18/03/2016 at 15:02

ID please

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Last Post: 25/01/2016 at 21:28

Colder weather on the way

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Last Post: 05/01/2016 at 17:03

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 02/11/2015 at 21:38

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 23:10

Shrub/Tree ID please

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