Latest posts by Verdun

Composting garden waste

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 09:07

.......and regular turning of the heap is essential.  Mixing the ingredients gets air in and reactivates heating process.  

Pruning first year grapevines

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 09:03

Comprehensive info on last week's GW waveydavey 

New GW...??

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 08:47

Music or not just one more GW this year.

Hope there was enough expressed support for the hour long episodes for the BBC to notice 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 08:43

No idea what forecast is yet but this is what we have here this morning 

Feels warm too! 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 23:33

Pleased to help Paula 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 23:30

Hurt?  Hurt?  

a child bending towards it or falling into it will suffer horrendous injuries.  

Of course crossing the road is dangerous but that is no excuse.  Just DON'T grow these plants. They are sharper than any needle so why be so complacent?  It is  irresponsible to grow them

Last edited: 15 October 2016 23:32:40

New GW...??

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 21:00

My local nursery has recordings of bird song in the main sales tunnel.....very effective cos she has huge plants in there.  All adds up to a relaxing atmosphere. 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:53

Festuca is a true grass so john innes plus 50/50 grit or perlite and full sun.

the carex you have?  Comans Bronze, unlike most carex, is a sun lover and needs good drainage.  I never water mine at all.  I would use a straight john innes.

the others need shade and john innes 2 or 3 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:18

A neighbour had one until a visitor's child cut his hand and face on it GD.  Yes, looks good but will take out an eye so easily....reason enough not to grow it.  Get rid GD asap 

Planting hole

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 18:16

Think the picture shows how much space needed Wills ???? 

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Bargain plants

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17 degrees in a couple of days

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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Well, he won but.....

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Sssssssscared or what?

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What is an all year round garden?

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Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

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