Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:37

I would also pot on now nodlisab.  And, again, take off all buds until you plant out.

Dahlia borders - in winter

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:33


plant bulbs......snowdrops, daffs, early lilies,, tulips, etc. The foliage will help fill the border and the flowers will.lift it. 

Just be sure your area is not too cold and wet over winter or the soil too, heavy before you risk such wholesale planting 

Structural plants for woodland garden

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:28

Kay M

Not evergreen but structural and beautiful....check out acteas/cimicifugas.  the purple foliage forms are superb with scented spires of flowers from mid summer.  Here slugs and snails don't touch them and they are as tough as old boots. keep them moist though. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 07:19

Morning folks

Light touch of frost but lovely out there 

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:12

I purchased an abelia kaleidoscope last year (online) but it has not survived the winter.   Supplier was excellent and has promptly refunded my money.

however, on digging up the plant the roots failed to escape its net root cage.....the reason I think why it failed to grow properly. 

Since most...if not all....shrubs, etc., we buy are prob grown from small in these nets they are likely to be strangled sooner or later.

our own cuttings are likely to produce better plants so this is what I do with every plant I purchase.....viz., grown without nets.

A tomato question

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:42

try it steve 

Seaweed mulch questions

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:41

Chris, only used fresh seaweed as a very thick mulch.  Several inches thick in autumn ......excellent for all soils (alginic acid) , totally weed free and slugs n snails cannot cope with it. (Texture and salt) 

i would say 3" is good.  

Seaweed has never caused me any problems but you need to read the label on fhe stuff you purchased.  Does it contain additives, for example? 

A tomato question

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:09

Fleece by night will help even temps.  However sun is strong now during the day but nights can get very cold ( for toms)

can you keep toms at home DiSteve?  Or are there too many? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:35


Check the good guys thead keen 

horses for courses though.....decide what you really want and compare who supplies at best price and size. Many of us here can recommend accordingly 

propagating astrantia

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:08

Yes and the possibility of something special I guess 

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