Latest posts by Verdun

Shrub border done :-)

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:05

Ah! didn't say I was calm BRISTOL.  Don't do calm ..alas ! 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:04

Lovely day and a busy one.  Dug up a conifer that weighed a ton.  Wheelbarrow was full.  Replenished the soil and planted a series of perennials and potted lilies then mulched.  

A cheeky so and so took a photo of me with soil over my face....promised to put it on facebook ......ha ha 

lucky here that frost is not offen a problem doubt your magnolia will still show a few flowers later Bob 

Shrub border done :-)

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 11:58

used to get plants stolen quite a lot......what can you do?   People have a notion that it is ok but it is theft 

once caught a "well to do" couple pinching a large mesembryanthemum from my front wall.  I was kneeling weeding out of sight.  

I took a photo and they offered to pay.  I charged them £30 I a feeling it was a lot more but plant was ruined 

Quick Onion Question

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:20

Road apple stew, I cover with fleece as soon as sets are planted.  It deters birds pulling them out and helps them settle.  

Give them a chance though...a week is a but soon to see much 

seaweed feed

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:16

Yes spray leaves rosemummy......wasted in the soil 

seaweed feed

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:02

Rosemummy, regard seaweed as a vitamin/mineral is a gentle acting tonic for most everything.  exception would be ericaceous plants 

down here seaweed has been our basic soil conditioner and fertiliser for hundreds of years 

Difficult shady area - ideas?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:58

Good to have a rethink to get it right Keen 

Roses?  Noooooooooooooooo

Spring pruning advice

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:55

Tom, prune out weak thin stems to the ground and any crossing and to do this asap . best way to encourage good strong growth then is to feed and mulch well right now

if your cotinus is small and stems look strong leave well alone.   Thereafter prune hard every year.  However, twice or so during the growing season pinch out the tips of growth ...this sdds rich colour and makes bushier 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:42

Ha can't help liking him though Pat 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:40

Morning folks 

well, again not too cold last night......some rain but dry now and a walk under blue sky and no wind.  Will be a beautiful day 

will revamp part of a border today.....already removed tired old plants and roots and replaced with some veg plot soil, manure, fresh chicken pellets and fish blood and bone.  Looking to add a group of argyranthemums, salvia love and wishes, carex testacea, hemerocallis Golden Zebra, a good form of euphorbia rubra as well as others all grown on into large plants from divisions/ cuttings.  In my "brutal" mood I will dig up a small conifer too  I have fallen out with 

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