Verdun


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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:30

Lyn, best wishes. Hope nurse can help 

Advice on a good start

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 20:08

Agree with manure and Bob's thoughts about alkalinity.  It does seem likely that acid lovers will not be suitable there 

i would plant annuals for this year...after manuring...and use the summer for sketching and researching what plants you would like there.  Try to get shapes......spikey plants as well as mounded .....foliage colours and some evergreens for structure.  Not forgetting height too of herbaceous plants.  An opportunity to get to "know" your plot and see how things grow.

Ex lawns often contain soil pests during their first year of planting so annuals are expendable enough this summer.

aim for early autumn planting of major shrubs 

Vine weevils

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 19:29

Could you use nematodes hosta?  The soil temp should be warm enough in polytunnel. 

Wouldnt use provado on food crops 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:36

Nooooooooooo hosta 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:34

Yes I did Fairy.....she said I deserved it 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:03

Warm and sunny afternoon.  Feeling almost hot 

cut grass, planted out sedums, artemisia powys castle, couple of agastaches.  

Had to stop cos my great niece, 3 months old today, bought me some cream desserts from a well known local restaurant 

Leycesteria Formosa

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:56

For me, it wont feature here.  

neighbour has it.......12' high and wide.  Here it did spread.  Removed it from a friend's garden as it became a thicket. 

It wont be like a bamboo to eradicate but it is a thug of a thing down here 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:52

Thoughts with you Lyn 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:33

Excellent Tigs33   I think you are right...a straight border fits in well there.

a brief dampish spell but now sunny.  Planted out a couple of large potted lupins.....the scent from various flowers made it very pleasant out there. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:20

Hosta, that rockery!  I know it fell way short of what a "proper" rockery should be.  Ok, the garden was a bit of a "joke" but the point of it was FUN. The owner had no plant knowledge or desired any....she simply wanted a magical play area for her child.  I watched the programme with that in mind and enjoyed it.  

Disagree Joyce.  Basic gardening knowledge comes second, sometimes, to the joy factor.  

folks!  enjoy this prog for what it is 

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