Latest posts by Verdun

Vine weevil grubs and Heucheras

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:45

Watery, keep them in the fridge for a couple of weeks....but use them before April 20.  The weather is warming.....the soil should be 5 C in most places now but a couple of weeks should show temps much higher. 

(Use a very coarse spray head on your watering can get one online) 

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:40

Yep, got it on record. ,prob watch it tonight as well as GW 

New to the forum - hi!

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:38

Welcome Whispers mummy 

beetroot wont like growing in multi purpose compost......dries out too quickly.  Better to mix compost into your clay soil in top 4" or so.  Some fish blood and bone mixed in too.  and don't let seed or plants dry out.  

If you can get some seaweed feed spray or use watering can to apply a couple of times in late spring and early summer.  Seaweed and beetroot are good bedfellows 


Begonia bulbs

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:28

Natalie, your begonias will develop bigger tubers every year 

the other plants you list are annuals...for lots of colour for the summer only.  They will grow fast.  

Your ivy pelargonium is different.  At the end of the summer lift it and pot it up and keep it indoors for the winter.  It will be bigger and better next year 

Recommendation for largish plant in container

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:30

Consider camelias too Xyz123 

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:27

Balance tho Nanny 

the "other" garden had a budget of £500.

for me, the prog is about joy.  


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:23

Morning folks 

overcast but feeling very pleasant. Mild 

good luck to all those not well or anxious 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:40

Wonky, she will buy and buy and buy and........  However,,I did get a private tour of plants not on public display.  Could spend a day there.  Hope your gran is holding her own 

Begonia bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:25

They can touch one another in those trays.  In a week or two, when you see strong shoots you can pot them individually in small pots..  Later you can pot on again maybe 3 or 5 to a decent size container Natalie 

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:20

Thank you Monty 

just watched the latest Dream Gardens and, again,,enjoyed it immensely.  

How he inspires people to achieve their aims is remarkable.  Tonight's prog featured a lady with no garden knowledge and a scatty (but wonderful) imagination.


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