Latest posts by Verdun

Spanish/French lavender

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 15:56

If it has green foliage it is not dead.  You can never hurt a plant by cutting off dead or spindly growths so I suggest, yes, do this but no further just yet.  In 4 weeks look at it again and if it is growing well you can cut deeper as long as it is above green growth 

Salvia hot lips

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 15:52

Esspee, you can move it and it will "take" but I suggest you trim it back now or in a couple of weeks.  Use the trimmings as cuttings....they root very fast to produce new plants of decent size by mid to late summer.  

Hot Lips is very hardy.  I grow several salvias here and most of them are far more tender yet survive.  The West of Scotland?  reasonably mild where you are? 

Trachelospermum jasminoides problem or not?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:13

Think HC is spot on...nothing to be worried about 

any reason Andy for not planting it in the garden?  Or did I miss something?   Pot looks on the small side I think 

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Worms on the lawn

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:09

Sheps, did you say if your lawn is wet?  

Think it has something to do with it ....prob a lot to do with it 

never move worms around......they will be where they want to be 

What plans or changes do you have for your garden this year?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:05

I think the people of Camborne and Redruth wont mind visitors staying away.  Crime?  Far, far less than elsewhere.    I have many upstanding friends there.  

on this beautiful, gorgeous day they are 15 minutes from the most beautiful beaches so not bad places to live.  I live even closer to the beach.............  who wouldnt really want to live here?


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 12:58

Nooooooo.  I want him  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 12:52

Mankini?   it's a dignified outfit for every man about town when the sun is shining 

Is this fair?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 12:50

Good advice Frank......maybe some giveaway chocolate on my chin?  


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 12:48

Have a gggggggrrrreat birthday Berry . What a handsome fella 

dwarf fruit trees

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 09:10

Be careful when pruning cherries and plums rosemummy.  They are susceptible to diseases/viruses from open wounds.  Prune during summer but you can prune also in late spring for light shaping.

that red delicious.. when did you plant it?  A vertical tree will be a lot more vigorous.  growing at 45 degrees, an "oblique" cordon is what you really want.  If recently planted then, yes, replant it

promises, promises!  "If", "if" indeed.    Home made choc cookies 

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