Latest posts by Verdun

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:06

Now that's good KT53 

there are bsrgains out there folks....just pluck up a little courage to ask for discount .  Esp if buying more than one or two, or if price is a little high or slight imperfections. Always with a cheeky smile.  Try it 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:51

Enjoyed the brilliant sunshine ........clipped/shaped some evergreens.  Did my good turn and nipped over to remove an old sycamore for next door.  Got a couple of lagers for my efforts but it really was enjoyable 

Teasing roots

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:46

Learned the lesson a few years back.....grew Spartium Juncium.  Loved it....a summer flowering broom....but suddenly it blew over.  Huge top but roots had grown round and round.  

I always loosen roots and soak roots.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:42

Tee hee hee Steve (shhhhhh 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:41

You will soon recover 4th Panda .  Bamboo shoots perhaps?

Fern growth

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:37

Don't worry TinyGardenGirl, 

it depends on variety, position, temperature as to when ferns start to grow.  

Like Nut, some started others not but not too long now.  I love to see the new fronds unfurling 

Non flowering Honeysuckle

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 15:17

Yes, lack of water Tetley  

this has been a regular question on the forum and usually the solution is to water 

i have honeysuckle too on a dry sw wall that flowered sparsely.  I make a point of watering it during the summer and it flowers well now.  two honeysuckles over an arch flower well in a less dry position 


Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 14:31

Enough for me on this thread now 

Whoops! Seeds in ericaceous compost

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 14:30

Natbat, I think you have nothing to worry about.  Seeds and seedlings will be mostly indifferent to ericaceous compost.


Teasing roots

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:01

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