Latest posts by Verdun

Slug nematodes

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:23

I think you need only to worry if the soil was overdry KEF.  Thnk they would have died then.  

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:20

Orchid lady 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:18

Orchid are now among friends.  

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:45

Me too.  It doesn't really delay flowering that much.  Plus, for me cosmos get very tall amd even need staking.  I will still pinch out for another week to,produce lots of flowerimg....amd sturdy.....stems 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:42

Ever hopeful,,hi.

Well I,hand pick at night....very effective. Today I cut the lower stems and stems lying on the  ground off and tidied up all debris there.  It makes it easier to see any slugs there and it makes it that much harder for them to climb up.


Feeding plants in the rain?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:38

Yes, fish blood and bone is basically a three month feed but blood is a quick release nitrogen.  

I would apply phostrogen when a god few dry hours are likely. Do it when you can.  If you apply fish blood amd bone at plantImg time, say early spring, the food should be available from mid summer onward.  

A seaweed spray, Epsom salt spray I apply often in the morning on a dry day.  (I sense seaweed spray is not liked by slugs....anyone else think this?)


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:30

Sounds fantastic Marion.  wish you lived more locally. ,would love to see your garden and exchange garden thoughts 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:23

That's multi tasking Punkdoc 

KEF, I sowed radishes yesterday and I'm eating them today. 

Still very warm and humid ....slugs out in force tonight ....

Hey!  I washed my niece's car and she said she would give me something nice.  In my room she left a bag of peanuts.  

New member introduction

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:19

Dictamnus?  I feel I'm in an Up Pompei script. 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:17

I have the impression of a high quality garden there Dove....or at least well on the way 

Finished weeding and hoeing veg patch. Humid and warm.  Be eating first carrots soon....late this year though

Lots of blackcurramts.  No gooseberries  'tis gardening for you!  

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