Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:10

Does it matter?  The clients paid for materials etc and team wss free.  everyone wins.  I am not a "blubber" but the feel good  factor adds to the prog which is a nice contrast to the events in the world right now. 

The great man

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:04

I started making my own pots and troughs after Geoff showed how he did It.  Made me experiment too...something I still do.

come on BBC.  Can we have a full hour long tribute to him?  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:14

Lovely very warm day   Bit cloudy now and it will be misty overnight but feeling pretty humid 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:09

Amazing Fairy.....bloomin' amazing 

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:05

Wakeshine, it really is worthwhile spending time on the planting hole every time you plant.  It is amazing how much better, more vigorous and healthier plants then are.  Every plant has as good a start as possible with soil well dug and plenty of compost incorporated

your Genii though is packed with flowers.  Foliage should be more yellow as in mine.  My Genii was a cutting taken early last year and you can see how well and fast it has grown.  Flowers will start to come soon.  I have bigger plant in front garden that has loads of flowers.  

Tomatoes - Need help!!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:54

Sorry ali_bird

that is blight 

for me,,the solution was to keep tomato foliage dry, the ventilation good and the regular removal of leaves.  

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:49

Feeling guilty now..() ...another armful of toms today.  Delicious GD and Shirley    

Getting fed up with so many tomatoes........

Brown edges to rhododendron leaves

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:44

Does water run off onto your rhodo now and then Glitzy?  looks like water splashes ....did you apply liquid fertiliser during hot sun?  The rest of your plant looks healthy enough

Gooseberry Plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:59

I really don't think your insecticide affected fruit production JS.  Not one bit 

However, I would never use it on anything edible in the growing season

pruning is important....the aim is to produce spurs on older wood.  

A winter oil spray or neem oil is effective against over wintering sawfly....the only real pest on goosegogs 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 16:59:48

Caring for Salix Integra Flamingo in Winter

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:50

yes HC, Red Dragon....looks more effective on the other side though but an easy association all summer long.  2 or 3 trims of the persicaria during the summer removes the flowers...that I dislike....and keeps it compact and colourful .  I  think people often overlook foliage for colour in the garden 

in the sun just make sure you get plenty of "goodness" into the soil at planting time and do not let it dry out too much.  A thick mulch will help too.  Yes, in the sun it does shine Linda 

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