London (change)
Today 20°C / 13°C
Tomorrow 20°C / 14°C

Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Prune

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:59

AEE

bit late now, but pears and apples (not tip bearers) are pruned in mid to late August.  

If growth is required then winter prune  but for fruit production summer pruning is needed.  I have an espalier pear that is laden with fruit ......needs to be picked ASAP. 

So AEE I would not prune yours yet ...for fruit ......unless branches are crossing or you are still training for,shape.  If you are happy with that wait until next August .....hopefully you will have fruit then

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:52

Lily, you forgot my donut 

dog lovers

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:49

Interesting and informative thread ....appreciate Steve's information.

My lab had his teeth cleaned last year .....age 10.......but he was distressed by it.  Overnight he coughed, constantly dribbled and looked uncomfortable.  Took him to vet again and it seems a "block" of some sort was put Imto his mouth to keep it open and this caused the problem.  Fine next day though 

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:37

With postmen, you need to confront and explain to every one of them on your round.

I had a couple of issues that are now resolved .....however, it took a few reminders.

Most berberis are not too aggressive as boundaries  but a couple of vsrieties are a little too vicious.  

On a local public garden walkway a couple of extremely vicious yuccas have been planted.  Currently they are 4' or so high with erect and near horizontal needle point stems ......very dangerous and a serious situation destined to happen. The gardener said " they look good there". 

So, trespasser-deterring plants need to be consent with care 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:21

Morning KEF 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:09

Morning everyone 

Thoughts with those worrying about their families and not in good health right now

After overnight rain it's looking bright and sunny here

Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:30

Hee hee hee    So mischievous me 

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:28

Fairygirl, you pinched my suggestion.  Berberis Darwinii would be my choice 

Daek evergreen indestructible foliage, orange flowers in spring and those blue berries.   Doesn't have to be a hedge ....a couple at strategic points.  

Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:22

Orchid, I like "always look on the  bright side of life"  by Eric Idle 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:18

May I also say I wish you and your dad good news 

Got new phone today.  Expected fun n games but transferring stuff and activating new phone went quite smoothly.  However, an even lesser,camera on this phone so a new camera is now a priority.  ....if only to post pics on the  forum,to do plants  any justice 

Been wet, wet , wet today.    But summer is on its way back over,the weekend folks 

Discussions started by Verdun

It's my birthday

Replies: 90    Views: 1602
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 10:33

Roasting

Replies: 47    Views: 832
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

They're bossing it now........

Replies: 23    Views: 439
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Love your garden

Replies: 27    Views: 518
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:56

grasses

Replies: 65    Views: 1140
Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

hardy geraniums pictures

Replies: 16    Views: 341
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

Is mahonia invasive?

Replies: 20    Views: 402
Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 12:44

Blue foliage

Replies: 21    Views: 573
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 02:44

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Replies: 70    Views: 1424
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 09:47

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Replies: 66    Views: 2168
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 21:53

Dahliettes.....?

Replies: 10    Views: 335
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 13:15

Carpenteria californica shaping

Replies: 5    Views: 267
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 23:51

Rubbish mpc

Replies: 11    Views: 351
Last Post: 16/05/2014 at 12:47

JUST FOR MIKE

Replies: 221    Views: 7177
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 20:06

Drat........

Replies: 4    Views: 298
Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 20:57
1 to 15 of 168 threads