Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:09

Your birthday Hazel?  Have a great day 

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:07

Just go online and see Monty make his own supports....easy 

Any ideas what I can plant in this space - help!

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 14:31

Pash, no, don't plant anything in between your will look bitty and neither here nor there.   Have a hedge...a row of them about 18 cm apart.  

Bay bush removal

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 12:23

Dexy, you can dig it up with all the usual big a rootball as possible, cutting back and have recipient hole prepared and water in well.

however, 10' high and pretty wide?? It will need to be cut back at least by half and will look darn ugly in your new garden.  It will sulk for a few weeks too.  

I would leave it behind and buy a replacement.  It will grow quickly and be a far less time consuming, huffing and panting job 

New lawn

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 12:15

Nods, just be careful to apply feed evenly.  Make sure the grass is dry and be prepared to water it in well within a few hours if it doesn't rain.  Best to do this in the evening and water next morning I think.  

This could be the instructions on any granular feed packet but take heed . Don't overdose....I've seen attractive lawns destroyed in a day by over zealous feeding

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 11:59

Ok Snow.  If I get a chance later I will. Sun is expected this afternoon.  drizzle has downed flower faces at mo..besides I have to concentrate on victuals right now.   Cheese, tomato and cucumber on fresh wholemeal or bananas and peanut butter teeth, bald, wrinkly head and face and look of confusion = baby = old man.  

Any ideas what I can plant in this space - help!

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 11:51

Pash, if it is sunny there go for lavendar.  Keep those "walls" unplanted.  Throughout summer lavender flowers will spill out and pump out terrific perfume.  In winter a nice neat grey/green aromatic small hedge 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 09:11

Don't think Tootles will feel that way Hosta.  If we didn't care we would have said nothing 

Sorbus garden?

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:57

My view is, yes, you are more likely to "suffer" with such a concentration of sorbus varieties.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:52

A much wider border for me too Tootles.  As wide as you can afford it space-wise.  

That narrow border will look Hosta suggested...regimented and, dare I say if?, boring.

you can still keep it with straight lines but it can look interesting with a mixture of single and multiple plants.  

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