Latest posts by Verdun

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

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:01

Talking about compost I have been pleasantly surprised by a quality increase in many of them this year 

No. Of course nobody was "rude"....  

I too am well aware of the attacks on women by incomers in europe.  It is worrying.   Apparently the powers that be are not punishing these people. every reason to think it will happen here. 



Posted: 07/04/2016 at 12:50

Only grow the low growing blue varieties Bob but I am not aware of it being a slug delicacy.  I find it easy and tough.  Only downside though it can become dormant in early summer if it dries out so I keep it reasonably moist then 

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