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Latest posts by Verdun

New Yew

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:55

Yes, 5 litre pots is sensible if you don't want to plant into the open ground.

soil?  John Innes number 3.  I would not add any additional draInage.....the warmer weather is almost here and compost is unlikely to get over wet now.

why can't you plant out into the open ground now JH?  60 cm plus is good height to plant out.  

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:41

Pruning ...or not pruning...could well be the reason Jane.  Mine is almost in full flower now.  It's pruned every year.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:37

Happy birthday Lucy 

red spider

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:07

No water does not kill red spider.  Never said that.  It DETERS Red spider.  Effectively.  Cheaply. 

Cannot explain red spider massing on your equipment November Member 

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:04

Snowy, cut back to leave some green shoots and stems.  Osteospermums can look dead right now.  at least cut off the dead pieces.  You won't hurt any new growth

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:47

Many perennials will simply have brittle old stems left that just need a hand brushing across them to remove. 

Spring forward the clocks

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:44

Sure you put clocks forward Hyacinth? 

red spider

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:42

Hiya runnybeake

red spider likes hot dry conditions.  Spraying...during the growing season ......with water Is very effective against it.

i grow a Picea...albertian conica....that is a martyr to red spider outdoors (well, Picea mite) and a frequent spray with the hose in summer was the solution.  A peach I grew in gh too suffered badly with red spider.  Water spray totally successful.

Where to place my roses?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:36

Not a rose enthusiast really but a site with as much sunlight as possible I think.  The apple tree site appears to be the best site.

i have recently planted a rose and sunlight was a major consideration.

the only worry about tree roots would be if you could not dig in the area to plant the rose.  

Dig in plenty of compost at planting time, add a mycchorizal fungus product and some organic fertiliser.  Make sure your rose doesn't dry out this summer,,of course 

red spider

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:28

Spraying with water is best way to deal with red spider.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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