Latest posts by Verdun

Grass seed

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 15:56

Go for a dwarf rye mix Gothic.  A standard hard wearing freely available type 

because it is mild you could sow now but best to wait a couple of months.....If conditions are warm late March 

Advise on a present just received, a Prunus Incisa

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 15:52

Paul, good in a sort of rockery, or pot or near smaller plants.  As dove said, you can't really call it a tree.  I don't grow this but I have planted one.  Beautiful in flower but best not in the showiest spot during summer

you could plunge it, pot and all, in the ground for now until you decide exactly where you want it 

Disappearing lawn!

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:35

Fiver in the post Jo 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:32 cant play footie in a leotard........simples 

did you read Craig R H is the new  manager of chelsea?  Who would have thought it?

Disappearing lawn!

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:28

Chris,,you are over thinking,,over worrying about a normal lawn issue. ,

r e l a x.....don't bother with any lawn specialist.

you can prevent crane fly visits eventually by interrupting the breeding cycle.  

Those leatherjackets will go,,spring will be fine but just comsider nems for autumn 


Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:22

I just bought the biggest.....and I mean the BIGGEST teddy bear ever for my soon to be great nephew.  Every female from tot to er, older....went weak at the knees with an 'aaaaaaah" so I guess I chose well.  Walking down the town with it was surprisingly unembarrassing prob due to a couple of strongbows earlier imbibed .  (Not driving folks ). Cant buy any more plants for a while though 

rain has gone too. ,

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:57

true berghill, but I have learned to experiment a little with some success with other types.  Obviously not to same "drastic" degree as with H O.


Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:54

I'm sure it is the wet Patricia. 


Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:52

Well it is wet here....not nice.  Afternoon supposed to be dry.  

The old adage "wet on the shortest day heatwave on New Year's Day" though folks 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:47

But PP, it's just a bunch of people covered in brown polish, make up and sequins....the women too....all bobbing up and down.  We could have had footie instead.  You know it makes sense 

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

Replies: 28    Views: 1304
Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 13:13


Replies: 13    Views: 402
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 08:56

Caution! Virus

Replies: 5    Views: 322
Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 13:21

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Replies: 15    Views: 414
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 21:36

Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

Replies: 20    Views: 594
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 12:08

Modules v insitu

Replies: 1    Views: 257
Last Post: 17/05/2016 at 20:19

Why did Chris do that?

Replies: 7    Views: 419
Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 08:37

My first

Replies: 4    Views: 280
Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

The green of spring

Replies: 15    Views: 347
Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

Replies: 6    Views: 298
Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

Replies: 30    Views: 833
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 19:22

Guess what this is.....

Replies: 15    Views: 437
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 08:54

Lupins a'flowering

Replies: 11    Views: 312
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:37

Inspiring or what?

Replies: 7    Views: 339
Last Post: 03/05/2016 at 07:45


Replies: 11    Views: 359
Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:38
1 to 15 of 306 threads