Latest posts by Verdun

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:47

Well, with difficulty.  Size 11 feet, an impatience and haste to get things done means casualties are possible but generally keeping weeds at bay, a thick mulch and necessary work done before plants fully fill out is the answer for me 

Oh for goodness sake

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:04

You upset me there B3.  And you frightened me 

ok, I'll try. sorreeee 

...........think you are right.  We all prefer the old format but we leave or make the best of things now.  Tweaking to improve it apparently in the pipeline. 

edging a lawn

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:00

bamboo canes kept in place with ahorter ones then use a half moon edger.  Obviously measure accurately first.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:58

wot you hinting at pansy 

Lupins a'flowering

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:15

Exciting time of year Victoria......agastaches too budding, delphiniums in flower, dicentras, tiarellas, doronicums, euphorbia polychromas, violas, heucherellas, etc, etc, all flowering.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 18:50

Nice one keen......plants are excellent value. Think of the pleasure all summer 

I planted out couple,of,sedums and agastaches and cut lawns.  

Hottest day...19 at least and hotter to come

good news about my old....and most  Visit to vet showed his kidneys are fine and his artnritis can be managed.  Big relief

the forum?  Cant edit so hope this is something the tech guys can sort plus cant enlarge pictures 


Posted: 05/05/2016 at 18:44

Hi christymitchell

firstly does it drain well?  

If so I would turn the whole thing over.

you could rake it and reseed and feed

do you want grass on the narrow side of the path.  If it's sunny there you could plant a row of lavendar or fruit bushes or anything you like 


Posted: 05/05/2016 at 17:34

Possibly because you didn't prune arnell.

funny about seedling flowering....often they take a few years to flower.

i would remove one or two of the oldest branches right down to the ground.  Normally you would prune out the flowered wood too 

Well Done

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 17:18

Musher they are just down the road from me.  Often have sales days 

Copper tape

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 17:16

It's what they use to tie policeman up with Mynx

you stick it around the rims of containers to deter slugs and snails.  Very effective 

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