Latest posts by Verdun

Honeysuckle with no flowers.

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:05


could be one or two reasons but I suspect it is too dry there.  Keep the soil moist there and mulch thickly 

soaking runnerbeans

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 08:17

Yes BLT, all beginning to look good 

Ground cover

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:17

Welcome Fran.

quick fixes are often self defeating.  

If you can post a picture it would help......maybe a shrub or two could hide your neighbour's bins etc but some planning would be sensible 


Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:13

What weedkiller did you use Michael?

some weedkillers are inactivated in the soil....glyphosate....amd others are persistent.  I suspect poisons if persistent could affect your new turf.  

Camera Talk

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:09

Fantastic pictures Fairy........wonderful countryside.  Must visit Scotland...never have.

enjoyable thread indeed. ,loved all the pictures 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:05

That is SUPERB Geumkeenbutgreen.  Very impressive 

Uprooting Lleylandii

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 19:44

Agree you will easily dig up those leylandii after 3 years.

then discard them.  

Plant anything else.....lonicera Baggesons Gold, yew, golden privet are all far more classy 

ant control

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 19:41

I have used nematodes for ants in lawns successfully. No reason why they shouldn't work in a border.

check for aphids though on your rose bush....ants are prob "farming" them.  

Spraying with water may it dry there? 

You could excavate around the roots and see if there is a nest there.  Trickle a hose there and I find this effective.  

I don't think ants are "eating" your buds though mjd2000 

soaking runnerbeans

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 18:22

No, never soak runner bean seeds.  They will rot 

Leggy Magnolia Susan

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 18:20

Leadfarmer I would shorten branches to outward buds and agree with fidget and do it next month or so. Watch out for thin whippy shoots and remove them before the end of summer. Be careful to maintain a balanced shape. 

in my experience Susan is not very vigorous and not usually pruned

Discussions started by Verdun

Garden Rescue is back......

Replies: 10    Views: 387
Last Post: Yesterday at 17:57

Fuschias and vine weevils

Replies: 13    Views: 304
Last Post: 25/08/2016 at 19:51

What will be left standing?

Replies: 21    Views: 632
Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 23:04

Wot did I get?

Replies: 48    Views: 1330
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 15:49

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Replies: 12    Views: 331
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 22:31

Just to tease Ladybird

Replies: 6    Views: 291
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 20:47

Look out for the bargains

Replies: 28    Views: 1410
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 18:33

PG Hydrangeas

Replies: 10    Views: 328
Last Post: 07/08/2016 at 18:17

The great man

Replies: 24    Views: 1153
Last Post: 08/08/2016 at 19:45

The difference

Replies: 43    Views: 1423
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 23:21

Don't miss it folks!

Replies: 5    Views: 328
Last Post: 05/08/2016 at 20:14

Oh come on!

Replies: 65    Views: 1409
Last Post: 03/08/2016 at 10:37

Geoff Hamilton

Replies: 7    Views: 358
Last Post: 30/07/2016 at 20:55

They wont catch me......

Replies: 15    Views: 426
Last Post: 26/07/2016 at 21:26


Replies: 2    Views: 259
Last Post: 25/07/2016 at 23:00
1 to 15 of 323 threads