Latest posts by Verdun

Daphne problems

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:14

Hot lips

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:13

Evening Nita3, yes you can.  It will delay flowering a little but will look and flower better.  As hard as you like 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 17:27

You understand then Dove 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 17:10

Well, I am fed up.  This bloomin' monotonously sunny weather.    Wanted to do more this afternoon but the sun was sooooo hot I had to get a lager.  Tried some more but needed another lager.

got grass cut, more agastaches planted and peas and beans planted out but., really, when will it cool down? 

Levelling a bumpy and scruffy lawn

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:28


i would turn it all over.  Trench the turves upside down as you least 25 cm deep.  

Then rake and firm by heel treading.  Rake and heel tread as often as possible.  Add fertiliser and seed.

it may seem like hard work but it is the most cost effective and best way to get a new lawn 

i have done the top soil over the top and it works well if you have enough top soil.  However it will raise the level of your lawn 

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:05

Special offers still have to as described.  I guess this was last year.  You should have complained Mel M 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:02

Ha ha, that's more like it PD.....I'll concede that. Trouble is I dig my heels in even when I know I'm wrong

hosta, as with hostas, isn't it mottlng and blurred variegation?  And stunted growth??? 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:30

We agree ...for once...PD 

Canna storage

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:28

PD, hmm!  You beat us at rugby a year or two back but we won since. 

Yorks v Cornwall ...........yeeeeees! 

so.....we are on then 

one of my Durbans outside is already pretty tall.  

Red Robin

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:23

Debbie, you will get mixed responses to this

photinias like to grow tall...get leggy.  If you don't prune it it will continue to shed leaves lower down.

I prune from small to just beyond the leaves after they turn green.  This way the bush is kept covered earlier.  In your case I would prune it is often grown as a hedge after all. No, never cut it to the will be interesting to hear from anyone who has, satisfactorily, done this.  Not worked for me.

prune it half way Debbie,,so not into the thickest wood.  Then a feed and a mulch 

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