Latest posts by Verdun

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 15:57

Red lettuce is a big no from me.  never had a tasty red variety yet.  Sorry Steve, it's all about taste not appearance for me.

little gem is great.  I also grow varieties like Saladdin and Lakeland for the summer

how about growing baby beetroot there too Marc?  There you go, you have your red colouring. Baby turnips too. And some decent spring onions ....not those wishy washy white lisbon but Guardsman or Laser that remain upright. 

Important to move your lettuce around a bit though....regularly replanting the same spot with lettuce throughout the growing season is likely to attract pest, disease and reducing vigour. 

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:27

Agree with you Nut    Besides Edd is always enjoyable and challenging to read.  fiver Edd? 

Hey!  Parcel of cannas arrived.  Cheapo but superb quality. Potted up.  sun shining.  


Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:21

No, not liquid feed beforehand Vegemight.  It will be long lost to the grass.  Use a granular organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone a few days before seed sowing.  It will then be available for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. 

those oak trees casting so much shade and taking nutrients and moisture from the soil is an issue too I think.  No seed mixture will cope if it is too shady 

pancake day

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:14

Wot?   I know I shouldn't get too excited.  Tuesday is less than a week away.  

(I really had far too much to eat yesterday.......a load of donuts, the "expensive" sort of cream, sprinklings, chocolate etc., was presented to me, a hefty early lumch, a free gigantic steak later and some pancakes later still (prep for next week) .  And I had to finish those donuts before they got stale 

no probs though.  I have loads of work to think about that will burn it all off ! 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:07

Love doronicums Marion......very underated I think 

To early to prune Buddlias and Roses ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:06

Unless you live down here ....hee hee 


Buying online

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:05

See you there Aster.  Visit the nursery at Lizard....Croft Common.....but loads around too many to mention but signposted.    From where I am the nearest is a mile away followed by several en route to Helston, for example, and thence more from towards Burncoose.  All different.  All worthwhile.  

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 12:58

Right, uninstalled the lot and started again.  Success.  Have my toolbar, smilies and free donuts again 

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 12:51
Hiya Lyn
Yes checked and re checked settings, ticked all the boxes, logged out and logged in ....the works. No tool bar unless via Chrome. Chrome has its difficulties too though. It all happened ....seemed fo coincide with avatar etc., "fixes" .......a few days ago. However, if you have toolbar on iPad then it is, for now, perplexing me.
Agree with you about replying through our own experiences you say we can all google stuff. And, if we are mistaken, others will come along and we all learn like that. Different situations, even climate, give us all a better idea how plants grow and thrive/or not.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 11:07

What are you planting Marion? 

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