Latest posts by Verdun

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:37

Sorry Wakeshine...done in a hurry.  point is that although my plant is 18 months old it is growing vigorously because it is in well prepared soil.

What's wrong with my beetroot

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:34

Could have been me talking there Chris

i never use pellets anywhere near edible crops.  

Anyway, using lots of pellets simply attracts slugs

yes liseals, get rid of those beetroot asap 

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:15

Disappointing plants?  Yes,,today, on checking my red onions, I found many of them with rot.  Usually grow white onions...The Kelsae from seed for example....with excellent results.  Many of the red this year bolted but I still expected a decent crop. 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:10

Does it matter?  The clients paid for materials etc and team wss free.  everyone wins.  I am not a "blubber" but the feel good  factor adds to the prog which is a nice contrast to the events in the world right now. 

The great man

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:04

I started making my own pots and troughs after Geoff showed how he did It.  Made me experiment too...something I still do.

come on BBC.  Can we have a full hour long tribute to him?  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:14

Lovely very warm day   Bit cloudy now and it will be misty overnight but feeling pretty humid 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:09

Amazing Fairy.....bloomin' amazing 

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:05

Wakeshine, it really is worthwhile spending time on the planting hole every time you plant.  It is amazing how much better, more vigorous and healthier plants then are.  Every plant has as good a start as possible with soil well dug and plenty of compost incorporated

your Genii though is packed with flowers.  Foliage should be more yellow as in mine.  My Genii was a cutting taken early last year and you can see how well and fast it has grown.  Flowers will start to come soon.  I have bigger plant in front garden that has loads of flowers.  

Tomatoes - Need help!!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:54

Sorry ali_bird

that is blight 

for me,,the solution was to keep tomato foliage dry, the ventilation good and the regular removal of leaves.  

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:49

Feeling guilty now..() ...another armful of toms today.  Delicious GD and Shirley    

Getting fed up with so many tomatoes........

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