Latest posts by Verdun

Modules v insitu

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:40

beechgrove are undergoing comparisons between veg grown in modules to plant out later and veg seed sown directly in the ground.

it will be interesting 

I have tried modules myself ...peas, beans, beetroot and carrots.  direct sown did far better except for beans.

so, Beechgrove's experiment will surprise me if it turns out modules are as good. We will see 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:28

I see 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

Oooo,,sorry Sanjy. ,meant to tell you I have the ability to see into the future 

no,,not that conifer he brutalised a few weeks back 

fidget,,you can...should...trim Rheingold annually. Then it is a tight copper/orange mound/cone.

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:32

Yes do that if very few leaves left. give it a boost with fish blood and bone too. go out there at night and grab those pests


Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:29

Happy birthday Daniel's mum 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:42

I know I will incur the wrath of all the females here but why did Chris Beardshaw butcher that Thuya Rheingold on tonight's Beechgrove?

a beautiful colourful conifer was he often does....and the result was awful.  

Rheingold, for me, is a densely furnished to the ground foliage shrub.

then he turned his attention to a juniper .....could swear I saw it tremble with fear 

does he deserve his place on BG?.............ha ha!  This bit is meant to annoy the gals 

My first

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

Yum yum.     

Moving a gooseberry bush

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:05

John, try it.  Get as big a rootball as possible.  Water it well.  Ideally it would be have been better a few weeks ago but it should be fine.  

Silly?  No not at all.  

Slug resistant bedding plants

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:01

Gauras?  agastaches?  Pelargoniums? 

Not a great annual grower but growing them on in pots is worthwhile.  Don't plant out until they fill at least a 1 litre pot.  Foliage is less soft and plants are more reailient to any attacks. 

Rhododendron help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:51

Doesn't look an awful lot wrong with those leaves....epsom salts not just for the magnesium but as a tonic. 

Re watering.  Check where you live.  Soft water here so safe on ericaceous plants.  A lot easier than using rain water.  Hard water then,,yes, avoid tap water 

Last edited: 12 May 2016 20:51:57

Discussions started by Verdun

Garden Rescue is back......

Replies: 10    Views: 360
Last Post: Today at 17:57

Fuschias and vine weevils

Replies: 13    Views: 303
Last Post: 25/08/2016 at 19:51

What will be left standing?

Replies: 21    Views: 632
Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 23:04

Wot did I get?

Replies: 48    Views: 1327
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 15:49

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Replies: 12    Views: 331
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 22:31

Just to tease Ladybird

Replies: 6    Views: 290
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 20:47

Look out for the bargains

Replies: 28    Views: 1403
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 18:33

PG Hydrangeas

Replies: 10    Views: 328
Last Post: 07/08/2016 at 18:17

The great man

Replies: 24    Views: 1152
Last Post: 08/08/2016 at 19:45

The difference

Replies: 43    Views: 1420
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 23:21

Don't miss it folks!

Replies: 5    Views: 327
Last Post: 05/08/2016 at 20:14

Oh come on!

Replies: 65    Views: 1406
Last Post: 03/08/2016 at 10:37

Geoff Hamilton

Replies: 7    Views: 354
Last Post: 30/07/2016 at 20:55

They wont catch me......

Replies: 15    Views: 426
Last Post: 26/07/2016 at 21:26


Replies: 2    Views: 259
Last Post: 25/07/2016 at 23:00
1 to 15 of 323 threads