Latest posts by Verdun

Planting blueberry bushes

Posted: Yesterday at 12:28

Richard, at risk of aaying the obvious but it your soil acid enough?  

Blueberries will die in neutral or alkaline soil.

yes, now is a good time to do this.....nice, warm, moist soil.  Perfect 

ah! Those small gooseberry plants....I would pot on for planting out next summer.  More important to create a clean leg before planting out 


Posted: Yesterday at 12:16

Ha ha Andy, me too 


Posted: Yesterday at 12:12

Most usual cause though esp on scabious, asters and the like.  There are many possible "causes" for problems of course there are. 

I have no doubt that this thread centres  around powdery mildew 

eliminate the obvious cause as I do. Understand everything you plant, what it needs and will thrive in.

dryish soil here in many areas ...rare for me now to have powdery mildew simply because I have addressed the main cause, viz. susceptible plants in dry soil, by adding plenty of water holding compost at planting time. 

Here we go again.

Posted: Yesterday at 11:57

Will be a riot of colour jacqueline 


Posted: Yesterday at 11:52

just had a batch of pm's without content 

anyone else getting them?


Posted: Yesterday at 07:44

Different completely Ceres .

the thread is about powdery mildery on scabious.  It is about lack of water 

Last edited: 28 September 2016 07:45:24

Thick Thatch

Posted: Yesterday at 07:42

It's a sad fact, we need to tear our lawns apart like this to achieve a nice healthy lawn in spring and summer.  done annually though the "damage" is far less and lawn recovers more quickly 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: Yesterday at 07:35

It is a beautiful warm feeling morning here 

no wind, dry, blue sky and peaceful 

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: Yesterday at 07:32

Yes, yes you can aym 

Ordering perennial plug plants now

Posted: Yesterday at 00:04

These offers are rather like the basement clearance offers in DIY stores...we all look at them, know really we don't need them yet continue to be tempted because they are so cheap.  But rubbish by and large thrown into a drawer and never used.

it is not the cheapness of these plants......they ARE cheap....but the associated work and time involved in bringing them to maturity only to realise that a large percentage of them will prob be jettisoned in favour of better plants eventually.  How many perennials do we want?  Perennials grow fast to occupy large spaces in our gardens....better to buy one you really want and like and divide it into 3.  Next summer these 3 plants will perform well, flower well and occupy space.  The bargain plugs will still be puny 

Last edited: 28 September 2016 00:05:17

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