Latest posts by Verdun

To erradicate - flatworms so far, so good.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 16:38

Dinah, sounds effective.  Good thnking 

killing them?  Scissors, secateurs?  

never seen a flat worm..!!!

Planting Ideas

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 16:31

A trio of lavendar there Kate ....evergreen and flowers next summer.

gaura whirling butterfly......unless its cold there and wet (same for lavender) which is white or a pink variety Rosie Jane

buddleia Buzz Ivory.... white

choisya White Dazzler....compact variety

Hebe Subalpina....emerald green foliage, compact with white flowers

Pinks?  Doris which is pink, Moments which is white, etc., and they have eucaluptus blue coloured evergreen foliage


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:36

Stephen, add compost, manure, mushrom compost.  Not grit;  certainly not water granules. 

Can you turn in a generous supply of bulky matter there?  It will still be a free draining soil but it will be a much better one for everything you want to plant there 

Secret Garden

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:22

Ticked  passholders box?  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:01

Intend to cut lawns and pick some produce.....salads getting to the end now; prob another 3 weeks. 

I will be moving a group of very tall lobelia Hadspen Purple though.  Common sense says don't do it as they are looking so good.  But I want a group of them beside persicaria Polymorpha and cornus aurea where I think they will look even better.   Getting in there is a problem, digging out a large veronicastrum  will be fun n games with my size 11's  and I want it to carry on flowering. I am confident though 

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:52

Pink Lily.....anyone take a photo?  

I do it slightly differently but without the legs bit.  PL is right of course.....narrowing upward pots are a big  no for me 

Patsy I think that won't be too hard to get out.  The trowel method is a good one.  If you can do it without too much root disturbance it should not affect flowering next spring.  However if you do a bit of pruning will be needed 

Repotting into a much bigger pot

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:44

Oh indeedy Iamweedy.  

(Hey!  Like the poetry?  )

Secret Garden

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:41

Are you typing in your passcode?  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:40

Hmm, not much sunshine so far GD.  However, it is warm, dry and pleasant and sunshine is expected ....forecast for late morning but sea mist is spoiling things just a little.  Have a feeling most of Cornwall away from the coast is was a few miles inland earlier when I drove there

Leather Jackets

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:33

Did you ask for Sep 20 Dave?  I feel sure the supplier will deliver earlier if you ask.

I specified this week....haven't read emails yet but I expect nematodes tomorrow or Wednesday which is ideal for me here. 

crane flies seem earlier this year.  The rule is when you see them it is time to apply nematodes

i guess not treating leatherjackets is working with nature...i.e. providing food for birds....but keeping our lawns in good condition is part of having a nice garden 

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