Latest posts by Verdun

Patchy new lawn

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:43

Freakishly wet period Dave.  Not warm enough to dry out.  

My sense is reseeding and feeding is enough.

let us know how you get on John.  Feedback, that is sometimes lacking here, is helpful 

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:40

Me JIMMY.......I can be that man 


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 20:18

Rose tinted specs Tetley? ....I want them 

Patchy new lawn

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:06

Hello John

leave it for now.  Come spring reseed those bare spots and give the lawn a feed.  

I would not do anything spiking, aerating or top dressing.  I think your lawn will be fine when it mid spring 


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:01

I am being bombarded daily with offers of "special" plants.  emails, ads in every gardening mag and even on GW forum page.  They are "must have" plants, at "bargain" prices.  "not to be missed" offers.  

these new "sensational" plants have the most vivid blues, the brightest oranges, the most intense reds.....the pictures cannot lie.  There they are.  Look painted but, of course, they are not.  Why, even a grass I already grow must be a poor clone because the grass offered has much brighter flowers 

I do my best....I have bought plants, have some ordered for spring including the "tastiest tomato in the world" , plants en route and others to be delivered soon. My lawn is not as good as I thought because a new grass seed promises the neighbours will be "envious"  if I use it. Again, you should see the pictures.

without these new and wonderful plants my garden will be bereft of colour and style and I will have no option but to drape a huge tarpaulin over it. 

Hopefully I will be strong and resist.  But, can you?

pic of me,in my garden, in july,cant wait to get back out there.this pic was ta

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:41

Hazel, If you have a pool you can utilise your bucket with a hole in it.  Plug the hole and make a water feature out of it.  It's what I did 

fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:38


you should be able to pot it on without a problem.  Ideally bit nearer to spring.    If mine I would do it now though 

You didn't say which variety......some are tender some are hardy


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:35

Good luck yvie 


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 12:54

Heard liverpool manager respecting the Exeter team .....a clip of Klopp! 

Soft fruit

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 12:45

Blueberries need acid soil hence growing in pots...john innes ericaceius soil.  Need at least 2 vsrieties.  Delicious. 

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