Latest posts by Verdun

What to do with skimmias

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:22

Copperdog, why do you want to plant them only to,dig up again?

they are not good in pots and should be in the ground.  When you plant them do so out of direct sun.  Some shade is ideal. 

Festuga Glauca

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:01

Hello hmatthews, 

you mean festuca glauca I assume

although it likes dry conditions it needs some water but not too often

in my experience, festuca needs regular division to keep it looking pristine. after the first year it tends to lose its blue colour.  I suspect roots are congested too so loosen them and repot it in fresh compost .

Is it worth removing dandelions from a lawn?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:51

PP,  use a weed, feed and moss killer all in one.  You can get in in granular form or in liquid form.  Not much to choose between brands so go for best value 

for me, my lawn is in pretty good health now so for weeds I just use a spray spot killer for the occasional weed when it occurs 

Ok, not gardening but womderful

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:34

You know keen he puts us all to shame.  We moan, complain and take it all for granted that we can walk, talk and function normally. 

gardener's world

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:19


Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:05

chicky,,Wild Swan has been superb for me...3 of Ruffled Swan.  

Agree many plants are over hyped...suppliers should compensate if said plants fail to perform.  

Ok, not gardening but womderful

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:52

did you see that little boy without legs playing with the Spurs footballers yesterday?

I defy anyone not to feel the emotion watching that 

wonderful stuff 

Still a work in progress but....

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:49

Sophie, didnt know the girls could do such good woodwork !    .oooops! i'll get my coat 

Is it worth removing dandelions from a lawn?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:45

thanks pp . No, no dandelions 

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:42

The edit as before suits me too 

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