Latest posts by Verdun

Lawn treatment and when to overseed?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:27

Morning Enjoy the Sun 

possibly you did not spread the evergreen complete evenly enough.??

I would not scarify now.....for a couple of weeks at least your lawn will look awful and with the hotter westher may suffer for some time.  

You cant reseed after using evergreen complete because the weedkiller element is still there.  Wait at least another 4 weeks 

I would do use a spot lawn weedkiller spray 

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:19

Amanda, there are times when slug pellets are useful

agree there should be a warning on them but who reads warnings these days?   Car alarms,,house alarms, lorries reversing, etc., are commonplace sounds thaf mean nothing.

i use pellets....sparingly and selectively.  A warm humid night is perfect this time of year because they do work then.  Not thousands thrown all the garden but tucked under slate or board.

salt thrown onto the soil caz is pointless.....will damage plants for a start.  A salt solution to put slugs and snails in, nematodes and considerate use of pellets is the way.  

I have posted pictures of hostas without any damage here and I fully expect thus to be the case this year so my way is effective for me 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:40

PD, if you can continue to comment on this thread then so can I so more comments about me "stirring" ok?  My views are as important as yours.

I am for leaving the EU.  

The more we hear, pros and cons, about EU the better.

Question Time last night showed how ill informed the panel the pub they would have had to get their coats 

Disappointed in GW response

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:32

Alex, I think every one of us agrees with you. It has been a monumental cock-up. 

I think we are all giving it a go but I too have been looking elsewhere.

hopefully in a couple of weeks it will improve.  Forum has become a little bland too prob because of the new system so a few cheery threads folks 

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:23

Sounds good to me Nut.....

not counted plants in pots but most are perennials in large pots.  Not sure all will get planted but most will

(amazing growth over past 2 days of agastaches planted in the ground......temps night and day now normal or pressure is on to get potted plants planted )

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:47

Well, with difficulty.  Size 11 feet, an impatience and haste to get things done means casualties are possible but generally keeping weeds at bay, a thick mulch and necessary work done before plants fully fill out is the answer for me 

Oh for goodness sake

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:04

You upset me there B3.  And you frightened me 

ok, I'll try. sorreeee 

...........think you are right.  We all prefer the old format but we leave or make the best of things now.  Tweaking to improve it apparently in the pipeline. 

edging a lawn

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:00

bamboo canes kept in place with ahorter ones then use a half moon edger.  Obviously measure accurately first.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:58

wot you hinting at pansy 

Lupins a'flowering

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:15

Exciting time of year Victoria......agastaches too budding, delphiniums in flower, dicentras, tiarellas, doronicums, euphorbia polychromas, violas, heucherellas, etc, etc, all flowering.  

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