Latest posts by Verdun

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 21:01

my neighbour has lawn treatment experts twice a year and it consists of moss killer, weedkiller and feed.  

just enjoy your lawn Bouleversee 

Organic fertiliser

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 20:01

Hey Edd,  nice to see you.    

Alex any brand but there are well known ones stocked everywhere but I dont like to spray feed when flowering. do this after flowering 

sulphur chips will be same as packets of sulphur, I guess, but they are convenient to use.

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:50

Not for me Bouleversee.  Not worth the risk. I would bag it up and take to the skip.  Ditto for next cut.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:47

Darn it Victoria !!!  Just visited Dorset Perennials and seen something I just have to  have.  So you rate them highly? 

Organic fertiliser

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:40

Alex, yes on hydrangeas, even on camelias (more lime tolerant than rhodos, etc) but no on rhodos.  

If you can get pine bark chips you can dig these in; sulphur chips too.  

I would use an ericaceous liquid fertiliser on your rhododendron Alex plus epsom salts 2 or 3 times over the growing season 

can i plant thisin my garden?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:35

Brenda, still the varieties for acid soil and red for alkaline soils 

the most important thing with hydrangeas is the soil.  They demand good rich moist soil.  No amount of added water will help much if the soil is poor and thin.

get a good named variety based on your own PH if you can provide good soil and dappled shade.  A well grown hydrangea is a joy 


He's a notty boy !

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

Ha ha Dove.     Some excellent stuff there 

Cordless mowers

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:20

Go for lithium ion too sandra.  You can leave them for a long time and they wil still have power 

Dark corner of garden - suggestions welcome!

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:17

Firstly, warm welcome LoopyBC 

can you post a picture?

In dark corners I like to plant white....arum lilies, white hydrangea, white daffodils, white flowered brunneras and pulmonarias.  Ferns too though.  Very underrated plants but fascinating when new fronds unfurl and cool rich green foliage all summer long 

Can I divide Coreopsis?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:01

Yes easy to divide but I don't go for small divisions.  I notice plants divided last autumn (moonbeam and an american red variety (forgotten name) are growing well now.  They were potted up and kept in polytunnel 


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