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Latest posts by Verdun

Weed killing before turfing

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:40

And beetroot 


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:38

Polychroma is one of my favourite spring plants .........a delicious mound of chrome yellow.  I have one in front of a low growing purple berberis and They look stunning together.  

Nut if second one spreads it is not polychroma so you are prob correct 

griffithii ....drat this iPad I meant to type in Dixter a plant I will no longer grow.  For me it is invasive.  Dixter, apparently, is a clone selected by Christopher Lloyd 

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:28

Ok then....Thompson & Morgan, a challenge to you.   this forum generally is unhappy with your service so will somebody there comment?  


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:52

You're prob right nut .......does it form a mound of about 40 cm DD or does it spread?


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:45

First is characias of the varieties. ,second looks like polychroma en route to forming a mound. third is griffithii or Dexter....same really.  

However, my record for Iding plants is not great .........


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:39

No probs Edd 

snow and frost!  But chilly at night here but nothing more than that......I,hope 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:36

The growth on pyracantha is vigorous.  The thorns are vigorous. You will struggle to keep it inside your own property boundary. i have taken out two pyracanthas because they were simply dangerous .........for me when pruning. for kids.  For neighbours.  

New Turf problems

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:33

Sara, you let it get too long before cutting it.  Regular mowing is important so cut it every week and keep it at that height for a couple of weeks and then lower blades SLIGHTLY.

its too soon to feed after only 5 weeks I think but a liquid nitrogen feed will benefit your lawn in about 3 weeks or so.

Dividing Bridal Wreath

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:01

Cannot really divide spireas.  You may find a layered piece so that's what your neighbour may have done Annie.  

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:58

The old adage is...a pound for the plant, two pounds for the hole.  So Jesse, it is worth while getting planting right for next hydrangea 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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