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Latest posts by Verdun

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 12:22

Problems galore with this company

Chrissien, get your persistent.....but go elsewhere in future.

Post - Laylandai

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 12:15

Hiya Tonedeaf

You need to get some compost, well rotted manure the ground before you replant anything.  Add good organic fertiliser too.  And use a myccorrhizal powder too to encourage rooting.

Despite being sheltered there I would also erect a temporary windbreak mesh on at least the more exposed exposed side but preferably on both sides 

Good luck and enjoy your new hedge 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 08:23

Woody.....I sense ??ou will enjoy your back to work day ..hope so 

Morning everyone.  Cooler, sunny, windier but dry again.  

Forecast said cold next week.....snow for a lot of you further east and north from Tuesday.  Into winter with a bump 

Couple of things on my agenda today but no gardening.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 23:16

Think you are right Angela.  Soil makes a difference.....heavy, wet n cold is bad news. A light free draining one in cold area will be ok

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 23:10

Thanks David 

Making a patio border

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:58

Hiya doorbers

Just bumping your post up ......I know one or two here have experience of this so, hopefully, they will respond 

A picture would be good though 

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:54

Nice story James.  My own dog was the character of the litter....yes, love at first sight.

Amazing picture David.  Been looking at some cameras online around the £300 mark. Nikons and canons.  Basically, what should I be looking for and compare?


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:40


Ring their helpline tomorrow to put your mind at rest.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:37

I think  it's the white flowered camellias that are more easily damaged by frost/ thaw.  Camellias themselves are tough but the flowers get damaged by a quick thaw after frost.  A fleece cover should be sufficient 

No need to worry too much tonight here ....9 degrees.  

Lavender pruning

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 20:05

Hiya Jenny. 

Agree with comments about pruning.viz., in spring before flowerimg will flower in June so prune again after flowerimg.

I would bubble wrap your pots over winter and drape fleece over your lavendar.  Best to pop in couple of canes with tops to suspend fleece above foliage 

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hardy geraniums pictures

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