Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Mulching with Bark

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 13:04

I would say it is perfect now to mulch...we have had plenty of rain and the soil is wet.  A good generous mulch will help conserve that moisture and inhibit weeds 

there should be a weight listed on your bulk bag.  Or, where did you get it ?  Ask them.    

 

Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 13:00

Cia, as long as the pot is reasonably big it should be fine. prob too late but I guess you used ericaceous mpc ....I would use a john innes ericaceous soil because it will dry out less and provide better support and nutrition. 

Pruning?  A picture would help but after flowering I would prune every shoot back to buds to promote bushy growth.  Just make sure it doesnt dry out esp from mid summer on when flower buds develop.  If it dries out it will abandon any inclination to flower. 

Brown Conifers

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:54

Spidermite not yet Hazel.  Usually prevalent on piceas like albertiana comica. think that's not problem here 

Aucuba - can / how can I cut it back hard?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:50

Yes Supernoodle you can cut them back hard.   Try to cut back to shoots if possible . Good time now to do it 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:40

I suggest you read up a little more Punkdoc.  Just accept the possibility that Tetley has written something true. whether it still is happening I don't know but it was an issue a few weeks back.  

Of course Tetley's comment was not an "outrage" .  there are elements entering europe who regard women as fair game, as they are in their own countries, and  german women have been attacked by them.  


Brown Conifers

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:23

But not as we know it Bob

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 07:41

Morning folks 

after yesterday's storm it is blue sky and looking good. 

Good luck today hosta. 

Had a feeling Danny Willett would win last night.  Another win for the Brits 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 07:19

Folks.....this referendum has nothing to do with political parties.  

It is about control of our borders, our finances and our independence.  Focus on these and the vote to leave is an obvious one 

Brown Conifers

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:32

See comment 2 above 

My plant of the month......

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:12

Tetley, a good candidate for plant of the month indeed.  Friend of mine has one .....will cadge a cutting tomorrow  but where can I put it??? 

Discussions started by Verdun

Exciting........

 
Replies: 9    Views: 272
Last Post: Today at 09:21

17 degrees in a couple of days

 
Replies: 36    Views: 1002
Last Post: 21/02/2017 at 09:59

As if the day couldn't get any better.........

 
Replies: 6    Views: 454
Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 14:17

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 549
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 178    Views: 6267
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 27    Views: 1376
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

 
Replies: 41    Views: 1503
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 645
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
Replies: 12    Views: 518
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13

Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
Replies: 43    Views: 1774
Last Post: 12/10/2016 at 10:36

Odd

Replies: 8    Views: 537
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 21:13

How ruthless???

 
Replies: 18    Views: 556
Last Post: 25/09/2016 at 22:00

£3 99 or 39p?

 
Replies: 9    Views: 538
Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

HEY! This aint right!

 
Replies: 31    Views: 1097
Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 17:25

Cosmos xanthos

 
Replies: 5    Views: 349
Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06
1 to 15 of 341 threads