Latest posts by Verdun

Advice on what to plant in my garden x a

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 12:39

Buttercup, many of those I would have suggested too.  

Helen, check out phormiums, grasses like stipas, santolinas, dwarf purple pittosporums, euryops and echinaceas.  An edge of lavendar will look good and smell good 


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 12:32

Aster, cuttings over winter perfectly in an unheated gh. 

£8 per plant......look around online.  ebay is worth a look 

Thought for Lyn

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 12:25

sorry to hear your news that your dad died Lyn

it is clear to me you lavished great care and love for him....right up to his last moment.


Chicken manure pellets

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 12:23

We agree to disagree but not what I would do. 

Chicken manure pellets

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 12:03

Love Gardening , use in layers well mixed.  

Never use old fertilisers, chemicals or bagged feeds..... Chemical structure change and diseases are likely.  Use them in one year . Better safe than sorry 

Difficult shady area - ideas?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 11:58

Wots that hosta?  More what? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 11:57

Some good plants there Andy 

snow? Hail?  Wot's up? Beautiful here...ok, a short shower esrlier but very pleasant here 

more potting on and winter heathers to trim but washed 2 cars and picked up 2 more bags of compost. 


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 11:50

Update to my oroginal post.  Although Wyevale compost looks and feels great it does dry out rather quickly.  for bigger pots I mixed manure and chicken pellets in and this seems to resolve the issue

i think it is a myth that square pots are better than round pots.....ostensibly discouraging roots from going round and round.  I have compared young plant growth over past few weeks using both and, if anything, plants grown in round pots are bigger.  For me, logically, roots will not like the effort of "turning".  Prob a campaign to get us to jettison our round pots and buy fresh square ones 


Sad looking Nandina Domestica

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:58

Yes but I would use john innes ericaceous compost.....not mpc ericaceous 


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:42

Yes, I grow "perennial" erysiums as annuals.  They deteriorate rapidly after first year so cuttings taken in late spring will give you plenty of plants rosemummy 

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