Latest posts by Verdun

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 08:01

ha ha.  I have found grass seed will germinate at lower temps than that Dove.  Prob soil is that much warmer.  I have sown seed in winter.  Sowing now will be fine 


Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:57

Grow the purple sort....potted at the moment.  It can go in veg patch or ornamental garden.  I will remove any flowers.  I grow it for its distinctive feathery appearance.  Any seedlings will be removed except for a couple which I will pot up 

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:53

Ah!  Didnt see your post there Dave.....  

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:51

Hi Daniel

I would rake it lightly and over seed.....grass is grass.  It will mix in.  However, I would also over seed nearby areas too. .  May take a little longer to germinate at this time of could throw a fleece or polythene over it for a couple of weeks.  It will keep off birds, pests and even add a degree or two of warmth 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:47

Morning everybody 

misty but feeling warm.  No wind.  Must be 8 or 9 consecutive dry days now .  15 degrees expected again anyway. Positively hot 

a couple of cold nights expected this week too though so not really warm over 24 hours.  

Budldleia Pruning

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 20:28

DYL, cut back now to 3' or so and it will grow fast and flower this summer. just make sharp clean cuts 

fern plug plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:36

Maureen, why plugs?

they will be tiny, over priced and slow to establish.  You will need to pot them on for a year anyway. 

2 or 3 ferns in 1 litre or bigger pots will make an impact immediately.  Garden centres or on line will have a variety of them.

re--potting rhododendrons

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:33


use john innes ericaceous compost. Be careful not to plant deeper than before and do not mulch too severely.  Use this straight from the bag...avoid the ordinwry ericaceous compost though.  It is too light and easily dries out 

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:30

I grow the white one.  Superb from mid summer to late autumn.  Rampant growth but not invasive. prune in spring to keep it under comtrol and you can clip any unruly bits at any time.

too heavy for arches, etc., but for a fence or wall its excellent 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:26

Cur blimey 

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