Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

Talkback: Plants for green roofs with soil depth 150mm

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:46

House leeks will grow on a roof and there is a lot  of choice of these plants ,put them on and ignore them .

you don't really need much of a base.

Villagers in the olden times would plant these on their roofs ,  with folklore, comes a belief that pan tiled roofs planted with house leeks would ward off lightning.

No fruit showing on Butternut Squash in polytunnel

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:08

Mine have not had the flowers and the fruit in abundance this year .I think it is the August weather that has done it plenty of rain and cold with it and a lack of sunshine when we had needed it.I noticed less insects too.

Talkback: Red spider mite

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 01:11

Red spider usually a pest of dry weather and plants that have got too dry or are stressed .spray well with water it will help



Posted: 04/09/2014 at 00:17

Hi Verdun, I had remembered your pics of grasses  and admired them.

They  are all beautiful, it's with seeing them I knew you could best advise me,but can you remind me which thread .just come to me it could be your own thread of what's good in your garden ?

I shall nip over and do a quick check ,and if I have it wrong check back here!

Thanks again x


Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:42

I had also wondered about adding a tall grass  too . This would complete the look  if there is one in white , to give a lacey effect as it is quite a deep corner leading on to broad borders either side. The hostas would also improve this part of the garden. 

So verdun this is where you come in ,can I pick your brains please?

You know your grasses! Gran



Posted: 03/09/2014 at 18:28

I will try and get a photo but yes it is the shade from trees  and hedge.we are considering taking some branches from the  big old apple tree and try to do something with the towering pine tree.then beyond this is fields. So I should get dappled shade 

This is what I'm working on



Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:56

I have many Phormiums  around the garden .I have bought   a   phormium  cream delight . The area I want to put it is dry sandy soil  in the shade . What I was thinking is if I plant it in a compost bag  make holes and filled with better compost  concealing it with more compost  .what do you think .this is to prevent it drying out .or will it get too wet etc

Hydrangea help!

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 12:36

Give them a mulch of erecasius compost ( don't know if I spelt this right )  

But it's the same compost as azaleas. . I also think you could feed in spring with the same food as for azaleas.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 01:15

Verdun,your mum couldn't have a better ,kind ,and loving caring person as yourself.sometimes it's easy to neglect ourselves and not look after our health when we have other responsibilities as a loved one who is not well.specially our parents.

Please, I hope you are looking after yourself.

Your brother is selfish , 

Maybe he  doesn't  know .......... :if you have a mother , cherish her with care.for you never know the value till you see her empty chair .

I also am a firm believer in.     " what goes around comes around."

Take care Verdun.  Gran x

Shrub for a shady corner

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 23:44

Knew I could count on you Verdun 


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