Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:03

Dorset is in England Keen!!!!  You be 'undreds of miles away 

feeling chilly?  Really?  The warm stuff is heading your way.  


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 17:56

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 17:55

As with everything there will be those who will sing T & M's praises but most of us think T & M are a lousy company.  

Belinda, get back to T & M and say you are not satisfied and demand a refund.  say you have mentioned this on a garden forum.  If you get no satisfaction ask to speak to the manager...firmly but respectfully say their product is " not fit for purpose" .

sometimes you need to be will win in the end. 

Better to receive a first class clematis from, say Taylors, than to get 3 rubbish plants.  

Never yet have I failed to get a refund or replacement for anything not up to scratch


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 17:15

what a change in the weather.  Very, very warm but even hotter than I thought.    Steam is rising from corner of the garden..........


oh! .er, It's the neighbour having a smoke  

Pheasants tail grass

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:59

Use sharp scissors too.   Badly cut foliage looks awful.   Half way will do no harm at all.

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:57

Let it flower then prune it hard as you like;  it will be fine.  Then dig it up asap if you have a pot big enough. water it well and keep out of direct sun is forecast this week to herald our summer 

I often move camelias...their roots are not the biggest and you should get a nice compact rootball.  Just cut generously around it. 

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:49

planted out my tomatoes too the gh soil.  second year without changing the soil and will be fine.  night temps high enough now and I leave,the door open. 

absolutely roasting now...exactly as the forecast said....a narrow band of rain ( we had drizzle only) for an hour or so and then brilliant sumshine almost immediately after. 

Do these bare root raspberry canes look acceptable?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:45

Experience and judgement.  Often your instinct will tell you if the thing is puny or not.

a photo with email to the supplier on receipt is always good.  His/her reaponse will be a guide and at least forewarned that you are not happy and you may be back LeifUK

Pheasants tail grass

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:41

These are the "comb out" grasses but you can cut them back.....half way is fine.

because these get so big I divide mine every 2 or 3 years.  just a light trim and then replant. now is good.  They look tatty when allowed to get too big.

i never let mine flower...they do seed like mad but they aren't the best flowerer anyway. I grow for the copper/orange foliage.

What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 15:00

Yes but no roller.....the most over rated tool on the market.  

A walk over with mower ......switched off...will suffice 

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