Latest posts by Verdun

Anemone blanda bulbs

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 17:22


remember to soak em overnight too.  

Not a "random" guy with these bulbs.  Far nicer in laid out groups I think 

How to keep birds off newly seeded lawn

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:45

Fleece Meomye.  Simple .  Works for me 

......the good guys

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:44

I would not buy plants from Parkers or T& M .......or from any of the seed/bulb suppliers....

but for seed and bulbs they are excellent.  


Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:30

True...there are alternatives Wakeshine, as I said 

it is a difficult situation to control bu I have managed it over past 2 years 

New GW...??

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 08:12

If the BBC are monitoring the current one hour format for our response ....I'm sure they are.......let's not leave them in any doubt we like it and want it. 

......the good guys

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 08:07

check out Lidl.  Yes Lidl Wakeshine. 

I bought 10 packets of bulbs....named varieties of daffs, tulips and alliums for £10.  All packets had 10 to 12 good quality bulbs each in them.   

Ok, not a wide range but you can order others you want online.  

You need to think logically too about the packaging when buying bulbs online and get the notion that they will arrive in a mushy state out of your head.  They won't.  The suppliers aren't is their livelihood  amd reputation at stake ao they ensure they  ARE packed to arrive safely.  Most of us now buy bulbs online and receive the best available. 

......the good guys

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 19:02

Parkers bulbs are good Wakeshine.....always satisfied with them.  I have had superb regal lily bulbs from them in particular.

To be honest, they mostly are pretty good.

go for price and value for money.  Compare bulb sizes 

Lawn centre piece needed

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 18:56

Unless you get pruning right and every year cascading shrubs aoon start looking like clumsy ordinary shrubs.  I have to addresss a friend's Kilmarnock Willow that has not been pruned. Off. hand, not sure of an evergreen weeping tree unless you go for something like taxus pendula. 

Pyrus pendula is semi evergreen to evergreen ...nice silvery green foliage but can get large.  Needs that pruning too 

Lawn centre piece needed

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 18:01

Firstly, strummingdave do a PH test.  Vital.  It will tell you if your soil is acid or alkaline.  Very cheap to buy but essential. 

If you have a neutral to acid soil and it is out of early morning sun camellias are hard to beat.  Lovely glossy evergreen foliage and beautiful flowers in spring.  Can be shaped too.  

......the good guys

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 17:53

Wakeshine, don't be put off.  Most bulb suppliers are pretty good.  Order online . Online suppliers are increasingly upping their game to get highest possible rating so you will be fine 

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