Latest posts by Verdun

Conifer Identification

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 11:27

my thoughts too Nut......a form of cryptomeria 

Last edited: 14 May 2016 11:28:40

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 11:14

Agree....nobody is telling the whole truth...not sure anybody really knows.

one thing for sure though...Cameron is bringing out all his "mates" to spread alarm, fear and panic.  We should ignore this and, remember,,Cameron and Osborne are fighting for their politicial lives 

now we learn 1 to 2 million immigrants have come here ....where will they all go???? 

the EU have a raft of huge increases in our comtributions and regulations once the referendum is over.....we will see them as soon as July 

my feeling is we will thrive as part of the Commomwealth and rest of the world.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 07:15

The elite want to stay in europe....the gravy train is good for them.  For the rest of us EU is BAD 

Espalier pruning

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 21:31

Dont prune it now.  Wait until early August and trim back to create spurs.  Ask at the time 

Blueberries not growing

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 21:29

Bruno, did you plant using ericaceous compost?  Ideally a soil based ericaceous. 

Is the soil wet?  I notice the saucers there.....have they been there all winter?

over watered I think and possibly, to make it even worse, not an ericaceous soil...? 

Frost forecast

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 19:37

Eleventy seven PP?  that's a lot 

Frost forecast

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 19:04

Frost? lots of tender stuff in the garden but wont be too cold here 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:06

So much better geumkeenongreen. ,luzula does give it variety too 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:56

Andy, turning blue but it is a fierce battle with the blackbirds since they got at them last year.  Trouble is they flap around and knock off the fruits even before they are ready. 

(two weeks from June Andy??? )

Last edited: 13 May 2016 16:58:20

Growbag or multi-purpose?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:33

Not sure growbags are significantly cheaper than bags of compost......there is very little compost in those growbags and they dry out very quickly. 

I prefer to use large pots instead of growbags for tomatoes and I mix a little farmyard  manure and chicken pellets with the compost.  

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