Latest posts by Verdun

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:57


What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:57

NO to council waste RTSmith.  Used this once to top dress a lawn...idea was ridiculously flawed.  Too lumpy. bitty and unstable  ( suspicious of what exactly goes into this and what remains) Awful stuff 

my choice would be john innes and sand mixed prior to laying. 

Obviously "scratch" existing soil level first.

I top dress with my own sieved soil and mpc on my sandy loam to help maintain levels 

perfect time of year considering the now milder weather.  Seed should germinate in 2 weeks or less 

Copper tape

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:49

And its permanent Sheps but every now and then brush off soil from piping 

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:58

Man in a two things.  Fish blood and bone will help soil as well as feed the plants.  Then mix in dried farmyard manure or pelleted chicken manure when you plant.  

whatever plants your neighbour gets these will help them grow well.  

Do these bare root raspberry canes look acceptable?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:45

regardless of whether they grow or not planta supplied should look right.  The customer should feel he/she has value for money when they arrive. Alas, increasingly suppliers  send out plants as economically as possible,,viz., taking into account postage charges according to weight, so they are the smallest possible.

Hindsight is wonderful.....if tatty stuff grows many of us simply heave a sigh of relief and decide we did ok after all.  

always return goods if they look below standard.  Often when I complain I am told nobody else has complained....that is the problem; people don't 

Copper tape

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:41

Sheps do you have any old copper pipe?  Very effective in the garden ..


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:37

New but keen Keen 

I don't believe it!

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:31

Use jif cream, dry, to take shine of labels,wipe off, then use a good indelible pen.  Wont last forever but it will last the season 


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:26

Morning Wakeshine .....welcome 

fire away with your questions ....someone here will know the solutions 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:24

Dont feel a failure aym......maybe paranoid if you think you will be atracked by sluts. 

we will all be feeling better.....summer this week 

early walk with dog then pruned berberis darwinii with cordless hedgetrimmer.   A superb shrub that flowered for a few weeks but now time to shape .......makes a nice dark green dome for the rest of the year 

dry but a band of rain due soon but then warm sunshine for the afternoon....

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