Latest posts by Verdun

What should i do?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:50

Stonkin, I would cut it below the damaged area.  Eucalyptus is heavy wood ....should branches break they could cause some damage. 

as a consolation it will produce lovely blue juvenile foliage 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:45


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:44

Hiya Sophie,

regular pruning is mine every year.  I get the idea you prune simply because it gets in tne way sometimes  so a prune every spring will be better 

do you ensure it doesn't get too dry?  I think it is a big reason why honeysuckles stop flowering or are shy of flowering.  Depending on variety they do need extra moisture in summer.  Plus a good granular blood and bone is the best....and a thick spring mulch.  A dried manure mixed with compost or bark chips is well worth it.

I have a couple of honeysuckles over an arch and the smell in summer is superb 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:37

Hazel, yes best in sun 

most of those supposed "dwarf" shrubs, conifers etc., simply do not read the script folks .  They don't stop growing....they are essentially just SLOW growing. 

wet day ....bit of a shock after recent days .  Miserable non gardening day.  Had other stuff to do so not end of the world exactly.  Had an impulsive idea when passing a border I am revamping so when dry days come again I will adopt my thoughts 

will transplant my peas too....I know all the advice is not to, it "doesn't work" etc., but it does for me.  A job for tomorrow hopefully 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:27

Hosta......big respect.     I need to raise my game 

greenhouse fruit

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 11:44

Alex, check out Deacons online.

excellent range, advice and service.  

Peaches in gh are delicious.

how about melons too for an immediate crop this summer? 

.......ah!  Summer 

Fucshia Plant

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 09:32

Lynn, not much you can do now 

It depends on whether your fuschia is a hardy or tender type.  Do you know?

hardy types will have survived this winter unless they have been waterlogged.

just is still a little early in most places to see new shoots yet.

you can cut old stems but I would leave well alone and cut back when new shoots appear

Bulbs which don't flower

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:37

Tulips are usually expendable these days but much deeper planting of bulbs generally is a good idea I think S-M- 

Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:10

Angela, I agree with Fairy 

wait just a week or so if frosts are occurring right now with you. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:41

Hazel, I think you have answered your own question....yes, snails I think.  

If you divide every year or I do...they should thrive and flower well.  Mine are in the ground.

two things....use a john innes compost and be vigilant for snails 

Discussions started by Verdun

They wont catch me......

Replies: 15    Views: 362
Last Post: 26/07/2016 at 21:26


Replies: 2    Views: 217
Last Post: 25/07/2016 at 23:00

Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
Replies: 6    Views: 359
Last Post: 20/07/2016 at 13:55

Think about it now.........

Leatherjackets in lawns 
Replies: 6    Views: 289
Last Post: 21/07/2016 at 09:18

The longest flowering perennial is........

Replies: 28    Views: 1453
Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 13:13


Replies: 13    Views: 471
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 08:56

Caution! Virus

Replies: 5    Views: 360
Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 13:21

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Replies: 15    Views: 461
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 21:36

Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

Replies: 20    Views: 688
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 12:08

Modules v insitu

Replies: 10    Views: 796
Last Post: 23/07/2016 at 06:21

Why did Chris do that?

Replies: 7    Views: 452
Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 08:37

My first

Replies: 4    Views: 299
Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

The green of spring

Replies: 15    Views: 377
Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

Replies: 6    Views: 339
Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

Replies: 30    Views: 944
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 19:22
1 to 15 of 310 threads