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Latest posts by Verdun

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:49

Lovely 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:44

Sorry ??ou are poorly fairy ......can't magic yourself better?  

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:27

Illks, you don't say how old these fruit bushes are. If they are 3 years or so I would move them.  If much older than this I,would buy new stock

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:23

Wet here with dry afternoon promised

Lesle, now you know why your aster got mildew and your phlox didn't flower.    The answer usually is found in the soil! 

Lots non garden things to sort......not really thinking too much about garden at this time

Have good day everyone

Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:26

Pruning at the wrong time is not appropriate for reasons already given.  No need to take a chance here

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:13

Chicken chaser, just cottoned onto this thread.  Firstly, what a brilliant job you have done.  Excellent.  First class.  I could jump in with plant suggestions but you have been given loads of ideas.  Grasses I,would have said but they are on your list.

Height from perennials?  Narrow verticals from veronicastrums, agastaches like black adder and lobelias like Tanya?  Narrow shrubs like berberis Helmond pillar? 

Wide borders are opportunities for a generous  look in the  garden but you could meander from your one metre  to 2 metres occasionally because, as you say, 2 metres all round could look out of scale for you 

The apple tree?  Espalier trained is very effective and formal.  Consider too growing as an oblique cordon if you have the right variety, viz., a spur bearer 

lawn

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:56

Scarify, yes you can spike the lawn with a garden fork.  Well worth doing right now.  And, if you  have the desire to, you can top dress the lawn too.  Anything really ...bags of compost will do.  I have used a mixture of sieved garden soil, old compost from pots amd containers and mpc.  I usually scatter thinly some lawn seed if lawn is patchy before applying top dressing

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:18

Orchid lady, hopefully Stacey will know we are rooting for her 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:15

60 metres though as007

 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:12

Minimum depth and  diameter as007

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Meany or being careful !

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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