Latest posts by Verdun

Hello, I'm new here!

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 11:45

Steve....I am shocked 

Laura, always good to post a picture if you can 

Hello, I'm new here!

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 11:24

May I be the first to welcome you here Laura 

it is fitting I should respond first as I am the most important one here 

Arum lily / Zantedeschi growing conditions

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:02

Grown them in the pool and in the ground.  Hosta, with lobelia cardinallis white arum thrive in water....remove in winter though.  Red leaves and flowers complement arum perfectly.

decent soil and added water during summer helps appearance and growth.  

Size?  They will make very large clumps and, as Hosta said, grow to at least a metre.  

Warning!  Slugs and snails are a menace 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 07:37

Morning folks 

not a cloud in the sky.  No wind.  Slight frost though  expecting a beautful day 

Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 07:33

"Pinching a cutting from a front garden" Buttercup?   As someone who has suffered from pinched losses I can only urge people to ask for cuttings. 



Posted: 20/03/2016 at 21:03

Wot you hinting at Tetley?  Are you saying you don't like slugs at all? 


Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:02

You may well have seen grubs in the roots ogster but the eaten tops were attacked by snails and slugs. 

Use provado if you suspect weevil grubs there 

What can I plant in this?

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 19:50

Aym, I dont intend to trample dreams but I hate seeing people waste their time and resources.  Not big enough for anything to "drape"........or thrive.  Used as an unplanted feature it could look nice and cost nothing in time or energy. ....maybe small solar shells would make it interesting. 


Posted: 20/03/2016 at 19:21

I cover my onion sets/plants with fleece until they are settled in....2 weeks is fine. Stops birds and protects.    Best and most simple way 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 19:15

Ferns look dead right now, some of them, but they are very much alive Frankie.....maybe wait a while 

planted out linum perenne and stipa tennuissima, cut lawns and deep cultivated veg patch.  Soil looks and feels in good heart for sowing more salad crops. 

Mainly cloudy but sunshine now and again this afternoon and it felt pretty warm.

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