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Latest posts by Verdun

Ants in pots

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:30

Best way to get rid of ants in a container is to water it.....compost, container and local area.  Had ants in peach tree in container.  They moved on after a couple of soakings

Pat, ants can harm plants by undermining the root systems.  Prob by causing them to dry out,


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:24

Yvie, thats good.  


Box plants to make balls

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:22


I hate that cage system.  I would go by eye and allow them to enlarge Red 

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:19

But the hosta, for sure, will be fine. ,

(2 to 1 Edd......tee hee hee )


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:17

Hey Wonky.  I isn't afraid of nobody.  If your oh was standing in front of me right now I would punch him bloomin hard in the knees.

Box plants to make balls

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:14

For me, you start shaping asap. ,

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:39

YES Edd....  Because they will both grow.....for sure the hosta.  And they have time to give a season of merit.   Only a couple of weeks  ago I dug up hosta fire n ice that was growing under a hardy geranium.  (I had replanted the geranium in space occupied by the hosta but clearly left some of the hosta behind). both are doing well.

used to sell plants and regularly divided them to pot up for sale.  Good value plants too 


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:27

6' 7"?    Er, I think Wonky has created a wonderful thing there.  

Made a massive cupboard once...weighed a ton......and everyone said it was a coffin.  However, it has proved its worth over quite a few years now and actually looks pretty good.  

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:23

Yes dig them up now and separate them.  Time for them to then settle back and quickly grow.  Water well but it looks like a wet weekend coming so do this asap 

Getting the 'proffessionals' in

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:20

Not for me a designer.

have fun with the garden Mother Hen.

get an idea of what you want from your garden, work out the sunniest, warmest parts, do a ph test to see what soil you have. Sketch a bit.  A general layout.  Read up.  Look at what your neighbours grow.  Live with your garden for a season until you get an u destanding of it.  Choose a shrub to provide evergreen structure.  Look for plants that will give you flower or scent throughout the year...including winter

re designers.  I've seen some work of so-called landscapers and been horrified. The satisfaction of doing something yourself is special

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