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Latest posts by Verdun

how rotted?

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 19:31

Always safe in time to apply it.  However, if your manure looks "unrotted" prob best to store it for the summer.  If it looks well "earthy". (Sorry for all these highly technical terms ) you can use it around plants.  The addition of fertiliser will be sensible though

Colourful plants for shady area

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:37

Brunneras, sarcoccoca (wonderful scent), daphne odora, violas, astilbe and astrantias, winter honeysuckles and, yes, a camelia is a great plant for that spot.   

For foliage in summer check out hackonechloa....a wonderful yellow/orange cascading grass providing movement, class and comment.  Get a blue hardy geranium in pot next to it and you are onto a winner.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:30

Pretty sure your agapanthus is ok mailingopal.  Here in mild Cornwall mine are outside in pots.  

poor privet hedge

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:28

Nick, prob nothing to be concerned about.  Leave well alone for now.  Fertilisers won't make any difference over winter.  In spring your hedge will likely start new growth.  


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:05

Love car haggling Punkdoc.  Remember the sales guys need us.  They are far more nervous of us not buying from them.  When the deal is almost done just  add that fuel will be added, of course and road tax and mats.  These are just the bits n pieces that won't break a deal.  And if they think you are considering a rival's deal they will want to win your business

some sleet showers but sun too.  



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 07:22

Morning forkers 

coldish and wetish......


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:13

Mine done but generally best to wait just a while longer in England 


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:35

Like to repeat myself winter song.  I say, I like to repeat myself 

Gardening advice

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:31

Hiya Nick

mulch existing plants after clearing. Add compost to planting holes.  add quality organic feed now.  Finally to mulch entire bed to suppress weeds, conserve moisture and look good


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:14

Yes but in the meantime ALL your plants will be thin, lanky and unhealthy 

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