Latest posts by Verdun

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:54

Oooooooooooo, you are my favourite Dove 

Tubers versus plugs for Begonia

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:53

Plugs I think Tingly 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:52

I thought you were forecast higher temps too up there Fairy  nights are pretty chilly here too though at the moment.

"they" say this weather will last for at least another week.....


Sweet box query

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:21

No, not bone meal helentoft.  Fish blood and bone or similar.   


Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:17

I get the prize redwing  

Ideal plants for boggy soil

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:16

Ryan, ferns....don't dismiss these, there are numerous types and colours...., acteas, rogersias, aconitums, hackonechloa grass plus sedges, hostas, astilbes, astrantias, heucheras, for a start 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:48

Haven't seen my chickens for ages.  Bit of a worry 








hang on! I don't have any ......silleeeee me 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:44

From a misty start the sun emerged mid morning and has stayed out. pretty warm and very little wind.  On the south coast, a handful of miles away, there is a stiff easterly but not here 

fed front and back lawns and watered it in.  Watered greenhouse too.....well plants in there . Potted on voltage yellow osteospermums 

Working in just a shirt .....well, not just a shirt.....and feeling hot 

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:38

Hiya Wendy

cut it back now.  Aim for a narrower top...i.e. Slope sides inwards towards the top on both sides.  Your hedge will remain thick then from bottom up 

Sweet box query

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:31

If it has buds it will flower helentoft.

a couple of things....firstly don't keep moving it.  It is an attractive evergreen even when not in flower.  You can clip it to a nice shape in spring.  

Is the pot big enough?  

A top dressing of fish blood and bone mixed with dried manure and a little mpc will help it a lot.

sarcoccoca is shade tolerant and prob better with a little shade so in the sun make sure it doesnt get too dry in summer.

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