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Latest posts by Verdun

Lawn sand killed my herbs

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:36


Use perlite in your pots to improve drainage.  Totally inert and safe.

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:33

These gardens will deteriorate and wear after their first season. We could all have such a garden if money was no object but we are all trying to make something's our hobby,,passion, interest, comfort, haven etc.  no price on the value of that.

Often though I'm aware that some of the planting is not quite right..a lot of annuals are put in, perennials and shrubs placed too close together and sometimes the use of invasive plants will spoil the garden at some stage.

(hope Alan calls on me though....could do with one of those space craft modules)


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 18:00

Glyphosate is a hormone weedkiller.  It works when plants are growing well

Lawn sand killed my herbs

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:58

Lawn sand is not sand.  It contains caustic materials to burn moss for example in lawns.  

Just water well again and leave them be for a while.  Always read the details on anything you buy or use.  ESP,garden products.  Don't go by what seems "innocuous"!


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:55

Of course!  

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:27

I've moved them too.  Plant with crown slightly higher than the soil level and in a sunny spot.  They like their "roots" sunbaked.  Then they will flower well.  Too deep or too shaded by surrounding plants and flowering will be impaired.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:23

Getting a little late to use glyphosate now....just couple more weeks.

Best way re your pampas grass is to allow it to grow quite long.....I would "train" it up a bamboo cane and twist it around.  Make sure this is outside pampas foliage.  Then spray with super strength glyphosate.  Easily available. Perhaps you could cut the foliage down now and gather the bindweed on top of plate, dish, anything non porous and spray it then.  Repeat it spring when any bindweed regrows


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:15

I'm so offended here.  All this talk about us males as though we are just decorative and nothing else.  We have feelings too. .   (hee hee hee)

Lovely day today.  Plenty of sunshine and very warm.  The rain prob is falling somewhere but not here.  Bought helenium Double Trouble today....not a typical helenium but nice chrome yellow "double".  Set in front of verbena bonariensis now.



What's wrong with my conifer?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:57

Still think its phytopthora.  

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 08:56

Morning Coys.   For a picture and description see Whispering Trees nursery as well as gardeners  If room plant a yellow choisya Sundance in front or alongside.  This is evergreen, bright yellow, mound forming, aromatic bay leaves and  beautifully scented white flowers in spring and early summer.  Yellow and purple foliage together?  I love that

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