Latest posts by Verdun

New lawn

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 12:42

Prob leatherjackets but do nothing now until spring.  Yes, could be dogs as Mark suggests.  

come the spring lighty rake in grass seed where the lawn is sparse and give it a granular feed.  

Look now towards a good lawn next season 


Posted: 04/11/2016 at 12:37

Anne, enjoy them.  Mine have not been out of flower since late June early July.  

Often neglected but cannas need plenty of water esp in containers.  Feeding, mulching and watering.  Average height of cannas here must be 8 - 10' 

suggest small to medium plants/shrubs for year around interest

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 12:33

Newby...hackonechloa is a true, not evergreen but shoots early and here it is still flowering beautifully.  Don't reject it because it is deciduous.  Aureola is lovely but also check out All Gold.  Just as impressive in a container where its cascading habit can be displayed.

of course those salvias are not evergreen either.

crocosmias are a little thuggish even the most refined.  

Go for Libertia Goldfinger or one of similar varieties....this is evergreen and uniquely coloured.  Grow for the are a bonus.

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 12:23

Any experts there to give an opinion on Sony a500 camera?  

Last edited: 04 November 2016 12:23:35

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 22:30

loved the Beano 

more fun than the Economist 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 22:11

Let's not get into another EU fight again.  It caused a lot of bitterness and damage on the forum  a few months back

We all have our opinions.  We had a referendum.  that should be it. 


Posted: 03/11/2016 at 22:03

Pansyface, looks like a few have given you a hard time here 

yes, please keep bothering, smiling and making your contributions.....I enjoy them 

i don't know if yet another flatworm has invaded but if it has I want to know about it so thanks 

suggest small to medium plants/shrubs for year around interest

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 21:14

Fair do's Raisingirl 

under the circumstances ...heavy, acidic soil, exposed do very well ...respect indeed 

however, I will concede plants are more adaptable than we often think they are 

Plant of the year

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 20:36

You're welcome lilysilly 

share your love of gazanias GD.      Great space fillers and they can stay out and flower all winter for us too 

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suggest small to medium plants/shrubs for year around interest

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 20:24

Yep, agree there Raisingirl....PH testing is number one task in the garden.  

Just think we should advise and stress the importance of growing the right plants in the right spot.  Wish I knew that years ago...would have saved an awful lot of money as well as the frustration of plants dying on me 

for me PH, type of soil ...whether free draining or claggy.....sunny or shady, frost free or frost pocket, exposed or sheltered, etc., are the factors that determine what plants to choose or avoid

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