Latest posts by Verdun

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:20

Thank you Monty 

just watched the latest Dream Gardens and, again,,enjoyed it immensely.  

How he inspires people to achieve their aims is remarkable.  Tonight's prog featured a lady with no garden knowledge and a scatty (but wonderful) imagination.


Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:39

Aym, its the standard supply from crocus .........very small plug indeed. they will get their plant returned and no further business from me.  It is clear, even to Crocus,,that such a tiny plant for a tenner, including postage,,is not fair 

aym, it's not my style to buy such plugs but it is a beautiful salvia 

geum and rhododendron

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:33

Remove old tatty leaves on geums now

feed rhododendrons with any ericaceous feed.  I assume you used ericaceous compost antony.  Essential you did 

Vine weevil grubs and Heucheras

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:30

Chicken chaser Provado is very effective....use it now and again in autumn for vine weevil grubs. ,

too early for nematodes and that is their big weakness.  

New Privet Trimming

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 19:41

Yes Marie, trim back...half way for me.  Get it as bushy as possible when small.  I would pinch out the growing tips too during the summer.  

Down the line remember to trim the hedge so that the top is narrower than the bottom 

Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 19:34

Excellent dove.....I do check places like that too sometimes.  

Flowering ginger query

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:59

Again, we think alike Hosta 


Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:30

Impulse Lyn.  Went against all my own advice....prob too much chocolate over the weekend   spot on...the postage was £4 99.  

it will cost me a couple of quid for return postage but already packaged 

Is my yucca dying?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:26

Don't grow the needle ended ones folks 

Begonia bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:24

Days at this time of year flowerlover.  If kept warm esp.  

Funny Lyn, I had posted a reply earlier but lost mine too.  Have a feeling tech issues very much alive n kicking on the forum ??

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