Latest posts by Verdun

Thin out fruit on a new blackcurrent?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:54

Nick, no need to but in autumn apply a thick mulch .....I use a mixture including dried manure......

blackcurrants are very hungry plants.....feed them well and they will feed you well 

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:51

PP, a motorbike chick?  I now see you in a different light 

an impact with a stationary van destroyed the bike but left me intact.  Cars now but what better in the sunshine than a bike? 

Relocation of plant

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:42

Morning Coulson

make sure you get its root system up will then move easily

sun, sun and sun.  Good drainage. Water it initially but then leave it 


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:39

Luke looks too wet to me......don't water it 

your wallflower...Bowles Mauve.....likes it free draining and sunny.  It flowers itself to death so take cuttings every year.  Buy another and take cuttings from it.  Your cuttings will root quickly and make new plants for next year 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:35

Got it on the other thread Busy .     

Leggy pieris shrub

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:32

Yep agree. You can mound up a mulch but burying a pieris?  No

burying lavendar?  I know some recommend it but I would love to see a picture of someone who did this and still has lavendar.

lavendar has a limited life....although my last lavendar hedge was many, many years old.  It was pruned annually but grew in light,,airy sunny soil.  I would not mulch let alone bury lavendar.  When it gets "leggy" it is telling you to replace it 

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:25

Ha ha Stevo....nor me 

New purchase

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:23

Keen, there IS disagreement about growing agapanthus.   

I had a border full of them and, when "I knew better" used to feed and mulch them.  They were in good deep soil.  Flowered wonderfully.  So it is perplexing when advice to treat them mean is given. ,

currently I have a pot of agapanthus in flower.....well, one or two out and the rest about to.  They are well fed and watered....they had a mulch including pelleted chicken manure in early spring.

agapanthus occupy whole fields down here opposite St Michaels Mount and on the Mount itself.  

Garden advice needs to be listened to but not always followed 

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:16

Stevo, yep quite normal.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:13

Nice one Busy 

didn't publish remember?  Not very christian or is it?   Not sure Jesus would have made your comment, or would he?

This is a thread that EVERYBODY could ignore but chooses  not to.  emotions are high on an emotive subject with added personal agendas

Is it time for Daniel to close it?  

Last edited: 20 May 2016 11:14:55

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