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Latest posts by Verdun

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:31

Montnretia  or crocosmia Yviestevie?

hebe help

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:30

Cut out the dead now vic.  Do this to dead stems to the ground if necessary.

is this a small mounded hebe or a larger type?


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:25

Potted on fig.  Drilled holes in new containers.  Busy morning so that's all gardening done so far. However in this absolutely gorgeous weather I will get my planting sorted ...after my fish lunch,  

Never mind Panda......good luck with next application.  You will get there 



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 07:29

hello everyome 

in for a beautiful day ......quiet, sunny, dry and no wind and the weather is good too 

will get some planned planting done today and moving others.  Made my decisions about locations.  Will pot on fig and plant out clematis.  A hedge to do but that can wait until next week.


Montbretia eradication

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 23:39

Where it does grow most retia is a menace.  Here, especially, where its mild, it is worth removing every piece seen

budliha pruning

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 23:35

Welcome nellie.

buddleia pruning is very easy and it will respond to wherever you cut it.  So cut it back to where you want it to be and it will respond by growing  and flowering as usual in the summer.  You cannot go wrong,  just make clean sharp cuts 


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 18:31

I would spray with Epsom salts .......possibly on way out though.  daphnes are notoriously prone to suddenly dying.

let us know if spray works.

slugs on the run

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 18:26

Physically removing.....and killing.....slugs n snails is best way to control their numbers.  

the more compost, manure etc we put into the soil the more slugs etc.  


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 17:51

Busy chauffeuring someone today and no payment offered. Annoying that . had no intention really of,charging (for petrol) but will do now.

got couple of large repot fig and to plant clematis ......and couple of clematis  

dry now after a dampish day.  

slugs on the run

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:09

As I understand it, garlic spray is like many organic "solutions"....viz., that they may deter but not control,or kill.  So yes primrose cottage, you will be "chasing them around the garden"

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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

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

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

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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