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Latest posts by Verdun

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:45

Lost a piece of glass from the roof of my hexagonal greenhouse after Christmas. Fixed luckily immediately and on a wind free day. Mine has concrete and metal supports deep in the ground so very stable but it's worth a regular check for loose or broken glass.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:27

I would go for JI number 2 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:26

Hiya Artjak,

Funny that cos I was thinking same thing.  Not sure I have lost much if anything except possibly a dahlia may have rotted in such pronged wet weather but I know many will lose a lot.  

If we can help in some way here ....cuttings, small divisions, etc....I would support that 

Onions sets in modules

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:11

Tonks,

Yes whole module is planted out.....push base of module wirh finger and gently squeaze ar same time.

Usually mine go straight out Imto the ground but under polythene.......warmer and effective against birds.

However, if it remains wet like this I will put in seed trays for a couple of weeks 

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:45

Dont think there is a problem moving foxgloves ....my only consideration right now is the state of the soil.  Wouldn't move anything until soil dries up a little.  not worth planting in mud 

St John's Wort

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:40

Peanuts,

I cut back to few inches above the ground.  Each branch cut cleanly back to a short 5 or 6" to encourage all of them to grow.   . Dont cut it all down level with the ground but there really is nothing technical or "precious" about it 

Winter Tree wash

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:34

I have used far oil winter washes and they were effective.

I doubt if the replacement......organic......washes are any good.  I have looked into them over past couple of years with a view to comtroliling over wintering pests, eggs etc but I feel they are waste of time.

I understand the need to control the use of chemicals....I use very few chemicals anyway........but their organic replacements for all sorts of problems don't really seem to work.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:23

MrsG, what about a nice camelia?  Ok, not a rose but either in bud or in flower now so a lovely looking plant to have.  £20 should get you a nice plant.  Or, a dwarf rhododendron or azalea which, again, will be in bud. 

Im sure your brother will be happy with whatever you choose. 

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:11

Hope all is well this morning Zoomer 

St John's Wort

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:10

Discussions started by Verdun

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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