Latest posts by Verdun

Agapanthus pot bound

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 08:13

Agree and use john innes compost.   Number 3 for me 


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 22:06

Wot?  You calling me a poorly elephant LB?  


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 20:22

Can I have your autograph jad?  Would you sign it "with love"? 

Which fertiliser?

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 20:02

I re seed before top dressing same time......but would not apply any fertiliser at all if top dressing.

Autumn feeding should be done before the end of September. 

Help me save my Heucheras please!

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 16:59


to prevent this in future use nematodes or Provado vine weevil killer.

too late for nematodes now so drench the soil where heucheras were.   And treat wll the heucheras you have as well as fuchsias in pots.  Next spring you can safely use nematodes

cannot use both nematodes and provado together;   Now is fine for Provado to kill the grubs because by next spring the chemical will have been dissipated.  

I tend to use nematodes now in spring and autumn.  

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 16:50

Oh no Papi Jo.......I resemble that .   "lovely Verdun" means the man himself of course.  I is shocked you got that wrong 

down here they do all call me "me 'andsome".....point made

I think.  

Oh!   I too is a fan of grammer and propa punktuashion  

Last edited: 16 September 2016 16:52:42

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:51

Mark, missed your post.

devastation down here too  a couple of days ago when we had those thunderstorms.  As you said, a terrible time for those who were flooded.  

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:48

Ha ha Frank...just read your post. 

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:46

Daniel,  no!   sow your seed in spring.  Seed will germinate quickly in spring and grow away well.  Sow now and you are likely to have to resow in spring.  

most lawns are cut too short,...even scalped......and grass suffers as in your case.  Daniel, your grass will look so much better when longer and wear better so I would do nothing except mow.  Mowing little and least weekly .......will not stress the grass and is easier too 


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:16


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