Latest posts by Verdun

Yew bush

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:34

Lynika, you can cut your yew as hard as you like and when you like.  It will recover from the hardest cut making it an unusual conifer.  

I grow several yews and all are kept trim. 

I suggesf you use a pair of loppers and a sharp pruning saw to take it down to exactly what size you want.  By mid summer it will have greened up again.  


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:25

Morning everyone 

cloudy but warm.  Still and peaceful 

hope everyone with illnesses or in distress has esp good day 

chicky, enjoy your plugs.  I'm sure you will 

sandboy?  Well,,who is Larry?  Is he the sandboy?  

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:19

Ah!  It does work then Pansy. well done 

Anyone ever ordered from Bakker Spalding?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:16

I have come to be suspicious of "freebies."  Don't plant something just because it is free.  plant only things you really want.

totally agree with get,what you pay for 

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:11

Erm!  "cut in 15 easy minutes" . 

Each to his own Chris ........I wonder why lawns are so popular and desirable though 

no doubt questions will come again and again about eradicating weeds in lawns.  

What are these?!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:05

Pretty sure they are crocosmia/montbretia. they are very invasive but if in grass under your apple trees easily comtrolled by mowing. 

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:01

Montana would look good but solanum alba is superb.  vigorous, easily comtrolled amd masses of white flowers for weeks and weeks 

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:59

Nice one mo6 

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:49

So you don't have any now Pansy ?  

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:48

A lush green sward, not scalped like a bowling green, makes a garden complete.  Not often have I seen a lovely garden without a lawn. mine is low maintenance and cut twice a week throughout spring and summer.  I use a cordless mower and my two lawns are cut in 15 easy minutes.  The smell of freshly mown grass is wonderful and a lawn provides a much more relaxing and environment friendly space than paving or decking 

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