Latest posts by Verdun

Runner Beans

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:30

Ha ha're on pansy .  Warn you, I never let the girls win 

hey! just realised, you got underfloor heating 

Structural plants for woodland garden

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:25

Greenfingers steve.....pieris flaming silver is the same I think.  Superb but, as you say, it needs acid soil so Kay M do a soil PH test 

Planting shrubs in pots

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:22

Ssssssssnap Dave ..

Planting shrubs in pots

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:21

Hello TinyGardenGirl

firstly use john innes.......for shrubs go for number 3

if you are growing ericaceous plants like azaleas, camelias etc.  then use john innes ericaceous compost.

mpc is not suitable for lomg term plants

you can adjust the drainage properties according to tbe type of shrub you grow too 

Runner Beans

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:16

Seem bit quicker on their sides though 

we'll see.  Sown today and I'll say when they have germinated 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:44

Thinned carrots and weeded spring onions, beetroot etc.  Hoed between the rows.  Sown runner beans, watered plants in gh and conservatory, finished another border by adding the odd plants and mulched.  Think today has been the warmest day so far wall to wall sunshine

Runner Beans

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:39

Sown mine today....always seeds on their side concave side up for me 


Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:37

I would also pot on now nodlisab.  And, again, take off all buds until you plant out.

Dahlia borders - in winter

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:33


plant bulbs......snowdrops, daffs, early lilies,, tulips, etc. The foliage will help fill the border and the flowers will.lift it. 

Just be sure your area is not too cold and wet over winter or the soil too, heavy before you risk such wholesale planting 

Structural plants for woodland garden

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:28

Kay M

Not evergreen but structural and beautiful....check out acteas/cimicifugas.  the purple foliage forms are superb with scented spires of flowers from mid summer.  Here slugs and snails don't touch them and they are as tough as old boots. keep them moist though. 

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