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Latest posts by Verdun

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:13

Unless,you have a dedicated wildlife area avoid bluebells.  They are aggressively invasive least for me.  Shock! Horror! cos I know bluebells are so loved 

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:07

I would apply combined feed, weed amd moss killer now on both lawns.  In a week or so I would reseed bare patches.  Don't apply further weedkiller or moss killer then for couple of months or so.  Then I would use a liquid nitrogen feed in August

Keep watered...not waterlogged.....and cut once a week if you can.  The mower is prob the best treatment for a good lawn....cutting often and with high blades

oh! Don't dig out will simply make a mess.  A lawn weed spot killer spray is ideal

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:00

The wet most likely Karen.

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:55

Winter wet is probably the reason for the demise of your plants Kay.

here I don't lose dianthus .....old plants are replaced regularly that's all.  Sunshine. Good drainage.  Lime in the soil.  Mine flowering too Matt. I grow them also for their blue foliage as much as their flowers 


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:49

Had some rain this morning but very little.  Now clearing and looking bright.  I think sunshine is likely later

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:32

I would go for herbaceous and evergreen perennials.  They grow quickly, can easily be moved and provide colour cheaply.  Hemerocallis, phlox, penstemons, etc., and dahlias too for impact this summer.  Or, grasses?  


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning folks.

look, I've guaranteed good weather today.  I've hung out washing and the old adage is that it will be fine.    For good luck I always walk under ladders too. 


Wallflower colours

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:34

Yes they come in all sorts of weird and wonderful colours Malcolm. I think this has been the best year for wallflowers 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:05

Yes, well done Dove 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:06

See, patience Lily. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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