Latest posts by Verdun

Hosta flowering now?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 22:35

Yes!  Quite normal. I have half a dozen hostas in flower......divided plants flower later, some varieties are later.  


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 19:51

They are just dying down for the autumn JAC51 but that's it for this season.  There wont be new growth now.  Cut off the old leaves and stems but lewve the healthy new growth.   No, don't dig them up.  Hard to tell the variety you have the label?

you could have helped yourself a little though....if you had cut off the flowered stems as they occurred you would have prolonged the flowering.  Remember for next year to do that.  


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 18:07

Sunny here now and I am very happy too aym .  don't want summer to stop 


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:53

I would save them for spring aym 

slugs in the lawn

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:49

Jackie, sounds like leatherjackets...certainly not slugs....damaging your lawn.  Get nematodes and apply asap for good control.  From August this is crane fly egg laying time and their grubs are eating the roots.  Nematodes will deal with them 

Fruit Bushes

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:44

Blueberries....I remove spindly, weak "bits" in late winter.  These will never carry fruit.  I also take out the odd old wood.  Easy

raspberries...summer varieties need fruited stems removed and young stems kept intact for next year.  autumn raspberries cut to the ground as soon as fruiting is over.

gooseberries......prune over winter to remove old wood and keep centre open for good air circulation and easy picking.  In summer prune side shoots to produce spurs ..these produce fhe best fruit

 blackcurrants?  remove fruited stems  all the way to new shoots low down.  I aim to take out one or two very old branches right to the ground.  All this done asap after flowering.  A generous feed too then to produce plenty of new growth.

rosslloyd, nothing complicated or anything to be nervous about 

no need to google is all very simple 

good eating 

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Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:31

White Swan is a good tough old variety aym.  It will be just fine 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:30

Cheeky Frank.  

Been dry, very warm but not much sun.......a little right now though.  No rain and it looks like rain that was forecast for us will affect Devon.  


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:23

Hardy then Pokhim.....

Unkillable Aconitum

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:05

Purple shed, you clearly did not dig deep enough.  You don't need weedkiller. .  

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