Latest posts by Verdun

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:47

Yes, for sure G n W.  The soil will kill it as will the manure. sorry  

If your plant is still alive, get a small bag of ericaceous compost and put your blueberry in a pot using this compost.  Place in a position out of hottest sun and keep well watered.  

If it responds buy another variety using ericaceous compost.

home grown blueberries are delicious and worthwhile. 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:40


what size is your garden?

what expected size for your trees?  

Compare then decide for yourself.  Whatever you do enjoy your garden 

i once called on someone who had what I termed an "alley" was dark and difficult to find any space.  It contained just 2 trees.  One day I called and the trees were gone.....light, space and an energy to garden resulted.

blimey though, the more I look at your garden MJRS try to be more objective.....the more problems I see with those trees 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:41


disagree totally I'm afraid. Rowans still get big. Unless your garden is bigger than it big is it?....I would remove all those trees.    

those trees wil get bigger...much bigger.  Where will you walk?  They ruin the scale of your garden. Another 5 years down the line ??? They certainly look a child having outgrown his clothes.  Give them to people with more space than you have.

replan your garden for shrubs or large containers. 

trees in gardens are fine in theory but they do need space 


Removing paving stones to lay a lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 12:00

Agree with Dave.....a quick ph test, cheap enough too....will tell you how alkaline it is there.  Cement is very caustic so worth checking Matthew 

I hate those paving stones in lawns...look awful 

Invasive plants

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:54

If you wait for it to die down Prickly you wont know where it all is.  And will have seeded even more.

(shhhhh!  I wouldnt eat it either.....)

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:41

Clues Gloves n Wellies?

Single plant.

Did you use ercaceous compost?  

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:40

Firstly, dont buy before checking out Trehayne blueberry nursery.....advice about plants, pollination and will,supply.  These are the best 

john innes ericaceous soil is needed.  A decent size pot to suit size of plant you buy.  Out of hottest sun.  You can do, as I do, plunge the pot in the ground to help conserve moisture 

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:35

Heliotrope arborescens Chatsworth, choisyas, regal lilies, pineapple sage, night scented stocks, hyacinths to add to those already mentioned 

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 21:30

The "disease" spot....occurs in summer Nut .

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 19:13

Staked peas, fed plants...between showers and sunshine. One moment it is fine, next it is raining....hmmm! lll

sunpatiens...busy lizzies...have been flowering outside over winter and I have cut back the thick stems....2 weeks later new shoots are showing.  Fully expected to lose them but an inkling made me hope.  Perennial busy Lizzies! 


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