Latest posts by Verdun

Cordless mowers

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:43

Hello sandra 

I have a Bosch cordless mower.  Had it for several years mow and it is a delight.  I have 2 lawns...the bigger is about 150 sq a small area of grass.  I can cut them all twice with one full chsrge.

however, my grass is cut twice a week in the growing season, is level and easy to cut. It takes 20 minutes at most to whizz around . Very long or wet grass and a cordless will struggle.  It is light, quiet and easy to manoeuvre.  And gives me my cherished stripes  well, I like em 

There are others on the market...GTech for example and one or two now have more powerful batteries and I will be checking these out in anticipation of a replacement sometime.

woodlice, the menaces :(

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:33

The experts cannot decide if woodlice do damage or not.  I think they prob can damage young plants if conditions are suitable for them.  

However, I squash them I have already said....simply to stop them coming indoors.  They then become very territorial and aggressive and grow to enormous proportions....quite scary in fact.  I tremble as I write this looking over my shoulder !! 

Lawn from seed

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:28

Parky, the weather has been on the cool side.  Give it another week 

Whats gone wrong with my Rhododendron?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:24

Well, it's not phytophthora.  A fungal problem though.  Have you been watering it or is it in a heavy wet spot?

if mine  would remove the infected leaves and clean around the plant

even on my light soil I am seeing one or two casualties of the wet winter and I think your rhodo is a casualty darren 

interesting to see what others say

Runner Beans

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:17

It's just the speed they germinate at.  Mine are in a cold unheated gh and I would expect to see shoots by the weekend....planted on their sides 

"tosh" nodlisab?  Well, I take the trouble to sow lobelia seed with the nobliest part on top 


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:10

Sounds wonderful Lyn 

Bark chips

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:09

Bark chips look fine when first applied but soon look tatty.  It is a natural product so variable in quality 

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:04

Amazing how different it can be KT53. ,we all know how much drier it is by a wall but, yes, around plants too.  The rain is deflected by the canopy of the plant 

Knotweed or not weed?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:49

No picture veryceri 

woodlice, the menaces :(

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:37

Woodlice?  I have several pots around my bungalow and woodlice gather to breed under them so the solution is to lift the pots every few days and squash them with my shoes.  It is very effective.

in the garden itself I don't worry about woodlice....they do little or no damage there.

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