Latest posts by Verdun

woodlice, the menaces :(

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:48

You cant frighten me sanjy.....'ve seen them too?  Phew!  Not just me then 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:46

Cut grass, mulched, sowed more peas, trimmed edges and tidied grasses.  Roasting in the garden but a stiff breeze outside . caught the sun but we cornish just go brown not bright radish red like you up country folk do . Tee hee hee 

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 

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