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Latest posts by Verdun

Is it ok to move an azalea now ?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:25

I would move now.  They are small plants.  Only if they have finished flowering though or you will lose the flowers,this year.  Your plants won't even know they have been moved.    Azaleas,have such a small rootball they will,be easy.

Wilting Dahlia

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:22

Tomsk, sounds like over watering plants that have not got enough roots.  2 months ago you planted them!  Outside? Nights are still cool in some area....dahlias don't like that.   And are they in large pots?  They need to be in small pots and potted on as they grow. 

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:16

Just bought a new hose.  30 year warranty.  No kink. My old hose drove me to despair.....kinking everywhere. ,

I agree with Bust Bee. ,I would get a new hose Mark.    They aren't expensive .  


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:45

Well, busy, busy day in the garden. Finished, more or less, planting the front garden. many......cleared, stocks and wallflowers out and summer,flowerers and grasses in.looks promising.  (forgive the swearing folks, but a grass I  Iike and recommend is Arrhenatherum Bulbosum.  Almost white in appearance, contrasting well with purple shrubs like berberis atro nana, and about 60 cm tall.  I divide mine every year or two to quickly make more plants.  Put one behind spirea with orange foliage......forget its name for mo.  

Hot day.  Luverly 

phytophthora root rot

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:25

Yes, and your photinia might be its next victim.  Lost mine because of phytophthora ......on a nearby juniper.....that spread to it.

I replanted the area with herbaceous perennials......dahlias,,heleniums, etc.

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:20

Hmmmmm!  Yes, they might make it awkward on a tight reel. however, it's the only way to repair hoses satisfactorily. 

yet another rude online retailer...

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:16

Hiya jatnikapyar, 

I too feel there is a language issue here rather than him being rude.

Its funny, isnt it, how we can read things differently?

Let us know if he sends you replacement seeds.  I think we will.  If not I will agree with you about this supplier.

Best wishes jatnikapyar. 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:20

Like the planting AWB.  Maybe a grass/carex or two like carex testacea, Bowles golden grass...?


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:23

......not cannabis, I hope KEF. 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:08

Looks like a hot day in prospect.  

Get some planting done in front garden this morning,hopefully.

Good news about your dad Fidget 


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