Latest posts by Verdun

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:41

Would you like a heated handle Pansy? 

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 16:22

The way to use pellets is to use them sparingly.  Just half a dozen or so around precious plants and not actually too near them.  Lots of pellets simply attract slugs/snails

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:15

Copper pipe around hostas in the ground are effective too. You need to lift it now and then to clear dirt from it.  

I remain convinced that regular picking off slugs/snails is the best solution 


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:12

Hiya Valerie

I would do it clean cut and,,no, I would not seal it with anything.

ideally you would wait for warmer weather....late prune but infection is likely to enter as things are now.

rare blue Bougainvillea

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:04

Glen, bit naughty how plants are "painted" by suppliers 


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:01

Nice story Frank 

you seem rejuvenated Punkdoc 

rain has gone....looking bright now 


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:52

My greenhouse is the hexagonal type....great for height but limited for space.  Nice to look at and associates well in the garden.  Another hexagonal would suit me 

As many have said, the bigger the better.  Same with garden ponds 


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:45

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:36

For me a one piece strong steel handle and blade.  The blade to be long too.  A tool I can lever with without bending.  Had one specially made for me years ago ...was unbreakable and fantastic until I broke it last year.  Go through trowels regularly.  Yet to find a strong trowel to purchase   Would pay a lot more for it if available 


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:30

Dove, Dove, Dove.   You fail to understand.  Everest is there to be conquered.  Food is there to be consumed    Besides, have to get my money's worth 

just had word Anemone Ruffled Swan has been dispatched for delivery tomorrow. It looks like good planting weather tomorrow too 

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