Latest posts by Verdun

Is it too late to prune a lavatera?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 21:23

AlexX, it's good to have that mental image of your garden in summer.  It helps you get better every year. careful!  Gardening is addictive 

Fingers crossed, you will have fine weather tomorrow 

Is it too late to prune a lavatera?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 21:10


no, not too late to prune.  Good time to do it.

yes, it is a short lived plant and, in my experience, the roots do not go very deep at all.  

Weed killer for new(ish) lawn

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:45


for me, no weed killer at all for first full summer.  It does damage young grass...some products are better than others but best avoided.

I carefully dig out the broad leaf weeds and tickle in some grass seed. this time of year the bare patch will green over in 2 weeks.  

As for the less obvious weeds mowing will help take care of them

Best treatment for your lawn, young or old, is to mow at least once a week with blades set fairly high 

enjoy your lawn Leigh 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:36

Hot here.  Sunbathing and beaching weather 

Batty Bunch

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:35

Can I claim the number 13 spot? Mlucky for me and the cornish pixies populating my top garden.  Not batty cos I have seen them 

Sweet gum - liquidambar styraciflua worplesdon

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:32


lovely thing but 3 or 4 metres from the house is too close in my opinion. It is an aggressive/ vigorous tree and down here in Cornwall I have seen them pretty big but always in large gardens 

how much further away from the house can you plant it?  

Often projected maximum sizes of trees are underplayed......trees and shrubs rarely stop growing anyway

you can prune but it spoils the shape.

perhaps others have a different view 

good luck 


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 23:34

Hiya aussie Pat.   You up?  Me bed. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 22:08

Hey!  punkdoc.  No hard feelings at all 

disappointed to read some of the jumped-to-conclusions about me from people 

I thought were friends though.

Punkdoc, a big man indeed and I appreciate that 


Cordless mowers

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 17:58

Thats sad KT53 .  Families don't always give support do they? 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 17:19

Ok, great.   Convinced me Fidget 

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