Latest posts by Verdun

pear tree

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 09:01

I would start now.  I have figs and peaches and given them fish blood and bone and a mulch of dried manure.

in the open ground fish blood and bone and mulched too 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 08:59

Sun is now emerging.  Feeling so warm already and full sun from late morning on.    It will be so hot I might even bring out my mankini.  

Conditions for Camiliers

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 08:55

Ha ha Fairy, surely you can magic the colours to suit   Have a good day 

we all want what we cant have.  Think many know I dont like roses in the garden but I am sure if they were suddenly rationed I would crave them 

Worms on the lawn

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 08:50

Language Esspee...this is a family show 

maybe annelidophiles? 

I only asked B3 

Leopard slugs

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 08:08

Not sure slugs read the script though.  Similar debate about woodlice.  my feeling is woodlice eat seedlings but many say they don't? 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 07:58

you weeping aym?  

Sieboldii has to be one of my favourites.  Looks good enough to eat 

not one for cold areas though.  one of the few clematis to satisfactorily grow in a pot. 

Worms on the lawn

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 07:53

Sheps,  possibly the ground is very wet.  The worms are venturing to the surface for more suitable, drier conditions. My guess anyway 

never known that here......any worm experts here?  And what is a worm expert called?    I would like a new word to bandy around 

Conditions for Camiliers

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 07:43

Funny Fairy...Cornwall and Scotland so different in so many ways yet we both naturally grow camellias, azalea, rhodos and the you said they grow like weeds.  

Here on the coast the soil is more alkaline but the majority of Cornish soil is acid.....those blue hydrangeas without a hint of purple are a fantasy for me here but a couple of miles away there they are. Tantalisingly close 

Leopard slugs

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 07:37

a question that cropped up last year

I have no doubt they DO eat plants.  Other slugs too and it is for this reason that many suggest they are not garden pests.  For me all slugs are a menace!  

Eat snails?  I would doubt that B3.  


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 07:29

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