Latest posts by Verdun

Snail town

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:59

Interesting question Hosta.

so many things are said and written that often we accept and don't challenge.  

do birds eat only healthy snails and slugs?   mother nature seems to provide sensible instinct 

secondary poisoning?  I havent seen any dead birds around here

I use pellets very sparingly and try to place them under slate or aluminium "tunnels" 

Carrot Issues

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:19

Looking good Chris

grow mine straight in the ground and almost finished them now after eating since May.  Thought I was sun tanned but my cruel relatives call me orange or carrot face cos I eat so many.

your experiment worked......always good to try out things 

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:15

Clark, Sumac is not a gatden tree.  Plant something else.  It eventually causes problems in most gardens by suckering everywhere and is a thug.  

There is another thread about this...check it out 

potted grass

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:11

B3, I grow both, Pennisetum  Rubrum and Uncinia unciniata Rubrum and had to look a couple of times at your picture to decide which.  

it is can plant it out, keep it in the pot or divide it.  It is tough and hardy 

no, too much sun does not "destripe" a grass as far as I know but some can be bleached by it, for example, Bowles Golden Grass.

some grasses like M. Zebrinus start off plain green and develop their horizontal bars in mid summer.  In too much shade some variegated grasses like C. overdam can lose their can variegated shrubs and other perennials.

most carex prefer shade though.  Maybe you can post a picture of yours.

put a plant where it likes to be.......

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:46

Been a damp morning but now quite sunny.  

Sorry GD, tonight and tomorrow morning will see heavy rain and gale force winds......well, that's what "they" say 

Poldark returns

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:41

A tad difficult then aym    

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:40

Yes good time aym.  Of course the advantage of cuttings is that you replicate exactly the plant you covet. 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:38

Ah!  Sorry Ripply

mpc is ordinary compost for potting etc.   No, not a fertiliser

top dressing is laying compost, soil or a mixture over the lawn and "brushing" it into the grass.  I say brushing but I use a home made lute but a the back of a rake does it well enough.   Back and forth movement to "tickle" it into the grass. It helps even out the levels, provides an additional level for grass roots and even some nutrients.  Provides a nice lawn surface.  

Garden rescue

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:30

soooo tempting Dove 

been a little impulsive over last few months so have enough plants to fill another garden.  All now awaiting accommodation.  I guess one more tree fern wont hurt though 


Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:22

Perhaps it could go in a pot aym 

never, ever be tempted to plant it out as already said.  They all sucker eventually esp if pruned and are almost impossible to control 

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