Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 07:29

Morning folks 

very warm and dry and windy.  

Very heavy rain and gales due here soon 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:45

Hiya Primrose

I would mix in some dried manure and John innes ericaceous ......just to acidify a little..... with your soil and backfill with it. 

I think the ground will be already wet enough around the don't want mud.  

I like to create a recess after planting to allow for generous watering.  A couple of days later I would repeat.  Then a mulch of same dried manure and ericaceous or pine bark chips.  

you may lose flowers ..depends on how easily it moves...but it will settle in.  A bit of a light prune too, after flowering, will help it 



gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:37

Too early to plant - NE Scotland?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:36

Lettuce will be fine. onion plants too, if you can get them. peas too......supposed not to transplant but that's poppycock.  

Not too long to wait for sowing most things...Feb and early March will come and go before you know it Andy 

gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:30

There was a mention of 3 new garden progs for this week....any updates on that? 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:20

Primrose, camelias are just about the easiest of shrubs to move.  I have moved several at different times of the year....often without losing any flowers 

as a matter of coincidence I will be moving one in next few days.

get as large a rootball as possible...they are not deep rooting.  

A myth about camelias is that they need acid soil...they don't.  A neutral soil is my own is.

give it a thorough watering no matter how much it rains 

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:57

Just left for me to say "welcome Joe" 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:56

Got grass cut and edged and planted out a few more potted bulbs in preparation for big storm later tonight.  Made sure everything is securely battened down 

glorious and relatively warm day albeit a little windy

lots of rain and wind to come over the next couple of the west of Cornwall we may miss the worst of it but it is marginal.  We will still get bloomin' wet and tossed about. 



It's my birthday

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:53

Is that you flumpy?  yum, yum for that cake 

planting scheme

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:52

Lizyann,,check out choisya White Dazzler.  Newer, more compact, glossy evergreen leaves and orange/vanilla scented flowers.  

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