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Latest posts by Verdun

Converting flowerbeds to no dig beds

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:51

Agree with regular topdressing/mulching.  

Cardboard is not as great as it sounds.  Currently this has been done ...put down last autumn in a neighbour's garden.....and now breaking up and looking awful. Difficult to plant through 

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:47

Lucid, weedkiller would have done the job in 20 mins ...no holes in lawn, no stuff to move.  In my own lawn weedkiller is seldom used except for spot killing. Thick grass regularly mown discourages weeds.

well done tho...you sound a determined lady 

Mulch?

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:41

Shirley, no to john innes.  Use mini bark chips or mushroom compost 

Pruning hydrangeads

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:39

Just cut back to those pairs of buds Bouleversee 

keep some shoots but very thin whispy ones should be cut back hard...they will never provide flowers 

Getting rid of ivy from a cherry tree

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:36

I would cut at or near the base of all woody shoots there and paint the cuts with SBK.  the top growth will wither during the summer. Remove pieces you can get to as well using secateurs 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:08

A soundbar makes  big difference Dove...as you said, the new slimline tvs are a bit tinny.

what a lovely day...still warm.  Moved a biggish camelia; still in flower and buds but fully expect it to carry on flowering 

Cytisus Praecox (Broom)

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:38

Mr Jay, no you cannot hard prune any broom. 

I would buy another..they are short lived things and it seems your shrub is unlikely to have suitable material for cuttings.  I find cuttings from brooms difficult....poor success rate for me.

treat yourself to a nice new one...garden centres often have them on offer in spring 

Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains'

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:34

Davelad, wait another couple of weeks...April is early enough to put outside but keep fleece to hand overnight 

Feeling sorry for myself today

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:31

Mrs greenfingers, just relax and recover.  Plenty of time yet to sort your garden. 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 11:47

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLUMPY    Have lots of fun 

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

 
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Sanguisorba

 
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Caution! Virus

 
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Fowl treatment or wot?((

 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 21:36

Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

 
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Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 12:08

Modules v insitu

 
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Last Post: 17/05/2016 at 20:19

Why did Chris do that?

 
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Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 08:37

My first

 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

The green of spring

 
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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 19:22

Guess what this is.....

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 08:54

Lupins a'flowering

 
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Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:37

Inspiring or what?

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Last Post: 03/05/2016 at 07:45

IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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