Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

White grubs

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 18:27

I would apply provado hellebore bird.  

Whatever those grubs are provado should deal with them 

IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 18:14

Jakeelandhyde ? 

White grubs

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 18:07

Hellebores have huge roots and lots of them.  I have never noticed roots being eaten when I have dug them up.  How do you know if these critters are eating them in the ground Hellebore bird?  

Hellebores in pots will be more susceptible to pests as well as being less vigorous 

Miscanthus losing clumps?

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 17:50

Still don't think your problem grass is a miscanthus jekyl. 

Vine weevil

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 17:48

Prob tempting fate but vine weevil damage has been far less over past couple of years for me. 

my regime is to catch the adults at night, to annually check vulnerable plants like primulas, fuschias and heucheras and use provado killer autumn and spring. Heucneras are divided regularly and soil examined.  Potted pelargoniums esp if outside are checked too.

as with everywhere it's been esp mild this winter but even then does a hard winter really affect vine weevil larvae? 

White grubs

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 17:37

Not hot on my grubs .....wonder if its cockchafer grub?  

Storm names!

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 16:55

Thinking about the names for storms and how they might identify us without giving away too much . We then have to nominate another with equal dishonesty 

storm Verdun would come roaring from nothing, out of the blue, to ruffle more than a few feathers but always with the sun shining. 

Storm HappyMarion would be the most gentle breeze 

IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 16:35

Blue sky and sunshine here.  Feels lovely and warm....looking outside being inside . Will be cold tonight . I guess not as cold as some places.  

Names for storms?  Cue for a thread 

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 13:35

Cream in Cornwall is very thick .....no way is it softer and lighter.  Never heard of Cornish Clotted Cream?     Devon tries.....give credit to the poor souls.....to compete with our cream but fails miserably. 

Re fuschias, on the dunes/towans leading to the beach, fuschias are tree like. Never pruned obviously .  Rare for a hardy fuschia to be killed here 

IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 13:25

Funny though Busy......at Culdrose some 12 miles away 100 mph gusts this morning

I will try to avoid going there later or I will, indeed, be blown away  

Discussions started by Verdun

Fuschias and vine weevils

 
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What will be left standing?

 
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Wot did I get?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

 
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Just to tease Ladybird

 
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Look out for the bargains

 
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PG Hydrangeas

 
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The great man

 
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The difference

 
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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 23:21

Don't miss it folks!

 
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Last Post: 05/08/2016 at 20:14

Oh come on!

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Last Post: 03/08/2016 at 10:37

Geoff Hamilton

 
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Last Post: 30/07/2016 at 20:55

They wont catch me......

 
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Last Post: 26/07/2016 at 21:26

Wow!

 
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Last Post: 25/07/2016 at 23:00

Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
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