Latest posts by Verdun

......the good guys

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 11:59

Order arrived today from plant of the three in poor shape.  5 minute photo call and a replacement of 3 will be sent to me.  So, another for the good guys thread. 

Ode to Today

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 11:30

Nice post to read as I sit down for an early lunch Mynx

lovely poem 

Rabbits eat all my bedding plants

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:57

Sue, not sure there are any 

perennials like hardy geraniums, astilbes, daffodils, thymes, rosemary, nepeta, santolina, and various shrubs seem to be less attractive to rabbits

trouble is bedding has soft tasty foliage and lots of flowers that rabbits love

i would go  for more perennials and shrubs and less annuals 

Modules v insitu

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:40

beechgrove are undergoing comparisons between veg grown in modules to plant out later and veg seed sown directly in the ground.

it will be interesting 

I have tried modules myself ...peas, beans, beetroot and carrots.  direct sown did far better except for beans.

so, Beechgrove's experiment will surprise me if it turns out modules are as good. We will see 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:28

I see 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

Oooo,,sorry Sanjy. ,meant to tell you I have the ability to see into the future 

no,,not that conifer he brutalised a few weeks back 

fidget,,you can...should...trim Rheingold annually. Then it is a tight copper/orange mound/cone.

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:32

Yes do that if very few leaves left. give it a boost with fish blood and bone too. go out there at night and grab those pests


Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:29

Happy birthday Daniel's mum 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:42

I know I will incur the wrath of all the females here but why did Chris Beardshaw butcher that Thuya Rheingold on tonight's Beechgrove?

a beautiful colourful conifer was he often does....and the result was awful.  

Rheingold, for me, is a densely furnished to the ground foliage shrub.

then he turned his attention to a juniper .....could swear I saw it tremble with fear 

does he deserve his place on BG?.............ha ha!  This bit is meant to annoy the gals 

My first

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

Yum yum.     

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