Latest posts by Verdun

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:02

I can understand your pride tho fairy 

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 12:17

Fairy you are making me want to move to Scotland.    Superb landscape 

Grass see/lawn germination

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 12:13


main problem has been the cooler than normal nigh time temps.  I sowed grass seed 3 weeks or so ago and it is parts.  Im in fhe far south west.

Wait for another few days, maybe until the weekend, and if nothing shows I would over seed.  

we differ here about temps needed for grass seed to germinate but I have often sown in the winter with success.  8 degrees seems to be widely suggested but few of us have had those night time temps. it should be warmer now so have it in your head to give your sown seed a deadline.....grow or resow In a few days . It should be ok too to simply sow on top to avoid raking new grass 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 11:30

Thanks Pat.  Will try to get a copy 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:58


Get past the beard....only took a few minutes....and Costa is absolutely brilliant.   The prog just flows doesn't not to be missed piece into the next.  The whole prog urges me to go back to Aussie.  Peter Cundall's book sounds fascinating.  What is the title? 

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:53

Agree with Darren about the tight netting.  Never had a problem with it harming birds when kept taut. 

Tootles, browsing garden recycling places too is very therapeutic and the same sort of guys too 

Talkback: Willowherb

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:36

Best way to control rust on fuschias Buttercupdays is to prune hard annually.  This is also effective on hypericums (also prone to rust) 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:33

Pat, I think I asked you before but do you watch Gardening Australia?  Is it popular with you?  The presenters all seem excitable in the nicest possible way.  I am currently watching the new series on line. 

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:29

Morning Tootles 

looks great and a productive day then 

I know  exactly what you mean about the characters at the timber yard.  Real folk who talk in a jargon of their own and full of fun 

Bulbs in gravel

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:23

Ooooo Tetley.  

When I first got into gardening I was enchanted by these wonderful blue flowers that cropped up in my garden.  I wanted more and more so I spread them everywhere.  

Now I control them.  have dug up most of them now.  To me they are weeds just as crocus are..........agh!  I can sense the lynchmob already 

david glyphosate will kill them and in gravel is prob the best solution. 

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