Latest posts by Verdun

Grass Seed Hasn't Germinated

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:08

It's not just abiut seed germinating now....the new grass has to contend with the rigours of winter too. Seed sown now could be wasted if it doesnt establish well enough in time. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:48

A beautiful sunny day but now clouded over and looking pretty dark.  Rain soon   Unsettled weekend in prospect.  Mind you, garden needs a good soak so..........

What plant is this called

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:09

And now is a good time to divide it and replant again asap or pot up 

Acer soil

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:07

Yes john innes soil compost but go for an ericaceous one Meomye.  Note:  not the lightweight ericaceous compost but the SOIL based one.  

Acers seem to prefer a slightly acidic soil 

I too would add some "organic" matter to the mix.  Leaf mould or dried manure 

Lawn moss/weeds

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 15:56

Sent you a pm Lynne 


Posted: 14/10/2016 at 12:09

Spring for me too but go to 5' stephen 

Propagating Lavender from Clippings

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:32

Agree totally with Dave.  Spring or mid summer cuttings are far more successful.  They like it warm and dry from the start. Neglect?  Yes ...less is more 

I only pot on when I see roots emerging and not before 

Grass Seed Hasn't Germinated

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:25

There is an awful lot of hype about rapid germinating grass seed.......a lot of baloney!   In my experience there is very little if any difference from "ordinary" grass seed.

if we get a mild spell Sonny grass seed may well germinate.   Another factor in poor germination is dry weather.  Needs moisture to germinate.  However, as Fairy said, too much watering will simply make the ground colder and seed rot.  So lay off the watering now. 

All is not lost.....I have sown grass seed in winter and it has germinated well.  Cover with cheap thin polythene after a light overseeding. 

The alternative is to wait until spring now but give the polythene a try 

Echinacea plant

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:13

Pretty much varieties like Tiki Torch, Marmalade, etc and many of the american bred varieties are much more difficult but they are worth the extra effort.  They are superb.  So go safe with the old white and pink or enjoy something better! .?? 

......the good guys

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:28

Add Perfect Plants to the good online suppliers list.  

Received Persicaria Fat Domino today in perfect condition on 3' stems in 17 cm pot.  

To those who advocate perennial plugs compare the cost.....£12 incl postage and can be divided into several plants to make large specimens next yesr 

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