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Latest posts by Verdun

Onions sets in modules

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:11


Yes whole module is planted out.....push base of module wirh finger and gently squeaze ar same time.

Usually mine go straight out Imto the ground but under polythene.......warmer and effective against birds.

However, if it remains wet like this I will put in seed trays for a couple of weeks 

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:45

Dont think there is a problem moving foxgloves only consideration right now is the state of the soil.  Wouldn't move anything until soil dries up a little.  not worth planting in mud 

St John's Wort

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:40


I cut back to few inches above the ground.  Each branch cut cleanly back to a short 5 or 6" to encourage all of them to grow.   . Dont cut it all down level with the ground but there really is nothing technical or "precious" about it 

Winter Tree wash

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:34

I have used far oil winter washes and they were effective.

I doubt if the are any good.  I have looked into them over past couple of years with a view to comtroliling over wintering pests, eggs etc but I feel they are waste of time.

I understand the need to control the use of chemicals....I use very few chemicals anyway........but their organic replacements for all sorts of problems don't really seem to work.  


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:23

MrsG, what about a nice camelia?  Ok, not a rose but either in bud or in flower now so a lovely looking plant to have.  £20 should get you a nice plant.  Or, a dwarf rhododendron or azalea which, again, will be in bud. 

Im sure your brother will be happy with whatever you choose. 

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:11

Hope all is well this morning Zoomer 

St John's Wort

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:10


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:08

Morning everyone

Quiet far.  Think we escaped lightly overnight but Wales and other areas are now being hammered. 

punkdoc hope the water has not got worse.  

Times like this when gardening matters are not too important but a glance at hellebores do lift the spirits. 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 23:43

Just watched a special newsnight with Jeremy paxman about the flooding.  

Although preventative action was inadequate it is clear that when nature roars like this we can only really try to cope as best we can. We see these things across,the world and possibly felt we would always be safe from them.  People helping one another in their communities was good to see though.  

I think many people will remember the winter  of 2014 though 

St John's Wort

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 23:35

Hiya mike

In 3 years hypericum.....this prob being hidcote ......a lot of growth would have been made and a lot to then cut back.  an annual cut is needed for best flowerimg and for easy manegement.  So disagree a little with you there. 

However, I enjoy your posts amd always look forward to your comments Mike. 

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