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Latest posts by Verdun

Box shrubs

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:24

Chris, is the area wet?  Have they only recently started to suffer?   I think they might be overwatered ....?

Winter Dip

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:16

Susan, just to say Provado OR hot dip.  Wasting your money if you hot dip after Provado.  


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:11

Think they're usually biennial nut so sure you will see rapid growth in spring.  

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:05

Berghill, how effective do you find the flame gun?  Weeds in paths, for example,? Is it temporary or permanent  kill?


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:03

Glad you are happy Bob.  Woottens really are first rate.  As you say, despatch is almost immediate  and plants  big enough to do their stuff well next year.Those "cheesy worsits"...corn starch ......disappear quickly in the compost heap.  What plants did ??ou get.?  Going in your new borders?

Nut ....going by memory, while leaves and purple staining  and stems.  I havent really got the right conditions and they disappeared after couple of years.  If I grow them again I have a better site....viz., deeper, moister soil and protected against strong sun. 


Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:37

Not at all David.  Understand totally.  Wish I had better photography skills cos they go well with gardens, wildlife, etc. 


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:32

Nut, shade and good moisture.

All that talk,of food is making me hungry. 

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:07

Thanks David

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:05


Let us know how you get on.  Be persistent, know your rights (farmergeddon above) and decide ...keep the tree ar a discounted price or return the whole thing for full and final refund

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:00

Yes this is a real problem.  Glyphosate does work but you need to be vigilant.  I thought digging it out....within large clumps of soil where I can....but often small bulbils fall back of are missed and these grow with vigour. They seed too if not seen.

Ive never had much faith in covering the ground ...I really think for persistent perennial weeds it does not work. They have a survival gene and bide their time to re-colonate.

Bit late now for glyphosate but I would use super strength in the spring and then whenever you see them during the season.  Keep a spray mixed.  

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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