Latest posts by Verdun

What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:21

Rain overnight but pleasant today.  Mainly overcast but sunny now and feeling humid ....plants will love it 

might need some of your sun cream GWRS. 


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:17

Hello again nicola.....

replied on another thread but now I know it is in a pot.  Honeysuckles will not like being in a pot.....I think it is dry,,hungry and demanding to be planted in the ground.  Can you plant it out? 

Yet another query

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:13

It is up to you Mynx.  

If they bother you there are controls...but spraying now and then with water helps deter them. I control woodlice, ants around the home but leave them be in fhe garden.  Often ants are a pain on plants by farming aphids so a control is by spraying for aphids.

I would put the rock back and not worry about them.  

Honeysuckle with no flowers.

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:05


could be one or two reasons but I suspect it is too dry there.  Keep the soil moist there and mulch thickly 

soaking runnerbeans

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 08:17

Yes BLT, all beginning to look good 

Ground cover

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:17

Welcome Fran.

quick fixes are often self defeating.  

If you can post a picture it would help......maybe a shrub or two could hide your neighbour's bins etc but some planning would be sensible 


Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:13

What weedkiller did you use Michael?

some weedkillers are inactivated in the soil....glyphosate....amd others are persistent.  I suspect poisons if persistent could affect your new turf.  

Camera Talk

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:09

Fantastic pictures Fairy........wonderful countryside.  Must visit Scotland...never have.

enjoyable thread indeed. ,loved all the pictures 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:05

That is SUPERB Geumkeenbutgreen.  Very impressive 

Uprooting Lleylandii

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 19:44

Agree you will easily dig up those leylandii after 3 years.

then discard them.  

Plant anything else.....lonicera Baggesons Gold, yew, golden privet are all far more classy 

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