Latest posts by Verdun

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:53

Provado works for me.  The dilution rate is important.  Touch wood, vine weevil damage is less than used ....mixture of provado,,cleaning susceptible plants and dealing with the adult weevils

Poorly dwarf apple tree

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:50

Sounds like scab Zoomer.  Some varieties are more prone.  Perhaps being overgrown was the reason. i would use a fungicide,,keep tree well aired and open and watch out for signs next year

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:09

Poly, two options.

drench with Provado now. Or, dig up your polyamthus....polyanthus .....and thiroughly wash the roots and pot into fresh compost.

I often dig mine up about now if the polys fail the "pull" test, viz., a sharp tug.  i dig out the surrounding soil and spread the contents on a board or sheet of plastic for the birds to forage through


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:58

Eck!  now they say we will have a max temp 6 degrees on Friday.  That is going to be heck of a shock.  What will night temps be?  

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:39

My cannas were .....still are.....huge. (tee hee hee) 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:11

Well I thought it was excellent Hosta.  Prob a little micro climate off the bay helped 


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:09

Doesn't happen often here but a freezing, sunny still winter's day is stimulating.....makes me feel alive.   A walk to the beach seeing blue sky, blue sea and yellow sand and very few people around is stunning on such a day.  So a little envious of you up there Fairy 

Bay trees help

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:02

Word for word my reply too.

bays are very,very tough plants.  

Did you tease out the roots a little when you potted on?  Did you soak the rootball?  In any case you wont notice an "improvement" until the spring squealchyno.  

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 17:56

Not sure we do experience extremes of weather.  Summer wasn't esp hot.  Winter wasn't esp cold.  Autumn has been mild.  No water shortages. ,we are getting moderate weather, surely? 

Top 3 plants

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 17:49

Wot?  Those weeds? 

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