Latest posts by Verdun

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:44

Hey Fairy!  do your magic powers include reading my thoughts???  Scary 

thinking exactly the same thing.....   

Gal, take time out to do just that.

at least we all agree about screening the tank 

Autumn Lawn Feed Question

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:40

Ah! We differ Frank

we gardeners stubbornly  stick to what we know best 

would love an allotment if only because of the arguments in the tea room !  

Autumn Lawn Feed Question

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:35

Autumn lawn feeds are really not necessary.  A lot of hype about repeat what I have said before, WHY would you logically apply an autumn feed to grass??  

I regularly applied autumn feed but then started experimenting.  No discernable difference either in the autumn or in fhe lawn the following season.

My advice is to apply a moss killer, rake/scarify it, scatter seed where the lawn is thin and then TOPDRESS.  

top dressing is one of the best treatments for a good helps even out hollows and bumps, creates a good environment for fhe grass roots and even feeds it slightly.  this is what I will be doing to my front lawn this weekend, weather permitting, to continue what I no do every year.  

Re "discernable difference" , There is a noticeable difference with top dressing ....a long term difference 

Better than Wyevale

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:16

Nurseries.......the best online suppliers are specialist nurseries rather than garden centres......are far better than GC's unless a cuppa and a tea cake are also wanted 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:13

Blue walls with terracotta plants Tetley?    Ha ha 

Actually, blue and terracotta look good together......had achillea Terracotta with pale blue salvia patens this summer and people seemed to like it 


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:10

PP! I'm a year YOUNGER 

Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:09

Misconstrued Fairy?  You never get anywhere if you misconstrue 

sick tree

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:06

You aay "little guy" tall is it?   

something has "drifted" on it.    weedkiller spray?..possible?  Or drift from wood preservative?   If it is small I concur with spray 

I would cut out the affected foliage to healthy green but also erect a temporary mesh screen to deter what could be a cat from visiting there  


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:50

Shhhhhhh!  Beaus did you know?  Thanks and will enjoy the cake 

yesterday and it was great 

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Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:48


when you get your mahonia it will not.....should bare at the base or leggy. I would not plant anything at the base

it is important to prune every year and this keeps it bushy and architectural.  

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