Verdun


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Lavender bushes

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:40

Have to disagree about moving lavendar Hillcrest 


you say "the hedge has now grown too big" so I assume you have not pruned them making them very woody.  Lavendar should be pruned reasonably hard every year...not into old wood....to keep them bushy and vigorous. 


I would buy fresh stock........a dozen small plants plamted this year will more than double in size next summer.  Your transplanted bushes will sulk and possibly....probably....suffer some die back. 

Bl*#dy Tomatoes!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:04

Canes for me too supported by horizontal bars that I attached to gh frame.  


bumper crops and already eating some.  

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:32

No, don't flush it ......

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:46

Take it to local dump and ask there or ask your local dustman when he calls 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 17:00

From a cloudy but humid morning it has gotten hot again.....very hot   Had a quick dip in the sea 


excellent news Frank   Pleased for you.   


despite the temp I moved helenium Double Trouble standing at over 120 cm ....watered well and will do so again when cooler. Cut back a delphnium magic fountains despite a lot of flowers on it.....it has been superb, stocky, bushy and pretty much self supporting.  Light blue flowers for weeks now but I think it will send up more flowers before September.   Planted another large salvia Amistad next to Double Trouble and pennisetum Villosums are flowering in large pots so they were planted too.  Lawns need cutting but what the heck!  Tomorrow will do 


helped someone out for a few mins and I was rewarded with a large cornish pasty! 


"big dopey reeds sticking up" .....I am intrigued PP 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:46

C'est la vie 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:38

Well, you have done........?? 


I praised it.  Not "enamoured" but enjoy it 

Think about it now.........

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:34

Yes, they do work wakeshine 


I had doubts myself at first but have used them for 3 or 4 years.  My lawn was devastated every year by leatherjackets in autumn but not now 


timing and how to apply is important.  Crane flies are early and about now it seems but late August/September is best time to use nematodes.  Watering them in well is essential too.

Gooseberry No Fruit

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:18

Bigger fruit though Logan . Getting rid of the old branches is pretty effective on its own 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:16

Just watched today's prog and  I enjoyed It.   Well done Charlie and the brothers 


Water feature was great and I would soften it with planting.  The team is friendly and skilled.  The clients obviously were happy.     What's not to like?


an area of lawn is always good for me and it nicely softened the decking and patio;  a natural green carpet....lovely.   Astroturf??? What? 


I am more of a plants person....higher maintenance though....but I appreciate the need for a relatively high ratio of landscaping In this garden.


currently I can watch this prog, Love your Garden, BG, GW and Gardening Australia.   Let's not knock it 

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