Latest posts by Verdun

ant control

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:54

Simon, there is a mix for veg patch...root pests etc.  

I considered mixing slug nems with veg nems but decided against it.  No idea if they would work together but I see no reason why not.  A second application of both will be made next month and I will try the mix....simply to save time.  

Will let you know. 

Tried and tested solar lights

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:46

My 80p solar lights have lasted over 2 years...some in their 3 rd year with no change of batteries 

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:41

steven, let them be.  They SHOULD have survived if they were not too small.  In future plant salvias in the spring though.

there is nothing more you can do now; don't feed,,water or mulch.  Shoots should appear in next couple of weeks if it has survived.

if it does, take cuttings during the summer

oh! Welcome by the way steven 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 14:52

white osteo and anthemis cupaniana

oops!  Got that wrong. Ah well! 

Last edited: 21 May 2016 14:53:49

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 14:50

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 14:38

Oky doky Dove....better make sure the sun shines then and you enjoy yourselves 

.....still have the convertible (I can borrow) ? 

Can anyone recommend a shrub?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 14:35

For me taxus Standishii.  Superb all year round.  Berries. Turns butter yellow now and all summer. Never turns brown, never a problem and easily pruned.  a classy focal point 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:49

Love it here Topbird....feels healthy and fresh.  Can run, swim and relax 

Wot am I saying?  I don't want too many visitors here so sssssh! 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:22

Cant miss out the Cornish Tetley....the national rugby champions, world champion and olympic champion rower, finest beaches, (on my way in a mo to one of em)  clotted cream, best pasties and the finest magnolias, rhodos,  camelias in the world. and the best weather in the UK.  

Acer problems

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:32

Lottie  Lou, ericaceous soil based compost but not ericaceous mpc. 

Acid soil is not essential but I think it better.

Mpc is a huge magnet for vine weevils too ....if you have used mpc Liri may well be right about weevil grubs.  Use Provado if you suspect their presence . Or nematodes 

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