Latest posts by Verdun

Tomato blight?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:55

Pruning conifers

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:02

No,problem if you keep in the green Pindy. 

Tomato blight?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:59

Yes, I think it is blight Elizabeth.

pick off the fruit and bring indoors to ripen

never good to grow potatoes and tomatoes together......remove foliage. maybe your potatoes are ready? 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:51

If you have your suspicions hayleyddgreen how do you feel about paying them a visit?  

I have a suspicion the low life who did it used glyphosate.  If so it would not have any continuing effect.  ....,my reason is this is easily available and the ads that describe it as "killing everything down to the roots"" would prob appeal to such a simple cretin. 

I once chased down...well, took 4 weeks...a guy who hit and run ( scratches only) my niece's car.  He was shocked I caught him but even more so when I demanded £400 in cash from him.  Which....of course...I got 

not sure it will be cost effective to test for the chemical 

no time for these people but, yes, get your security up and running asap and then look to replanting.

Pruning conifers

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:40

Pindy, now is fine

what sort of conifer?  many can only be pruned into the new wood only 

Buying plants on-line

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:38

Bumped up the good guys thread 

frithsoken, awful service there from Victoriana Nurseries.   Have you accepted their derisory offer?  If not, ask for a full refund.  Speak to the manager, mention you are on a garden forum and their response is publicly noted.

even if you have accepted their offer contact them again...from the slug to the state of the delivery (noted by the courier) to the quality of the plants to the awful non-existent customer service you have enough grounds for a full refund 

ALWAYS complain until you are totally or in the high street.  

Good luck 

......the good guys

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:29

Bumped up 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:23

Not a lot of sun today but dry and humid.  

Cornwall is packed...the whole world seems to be here right now 

Yellow leaves on Skimmia

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:21


if it is because of the sun the leaves will darken again as autumn approaches but help it along with extra watering and epsom salts.

is yours in a pot? If so move it into a shadier spot 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 07:58

Crocosmia, unlike the common montbretia, (grows wild down here everywhere) needs some moisture to do well.  It will flower better and longer and the foliage will look good after the flowers are over. 

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