Latest posts by Verdun

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:27

Balance tho Nanny 

the "other" garden had a budget of £500.

for me, the prog is about joy.  


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:23

Morning folks 

overcast but feeling very pleasant. Mild 

good luck to all those not well or anxious 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:40

Wonky, she will buy and buy and buy and........  However,,I did get a private tour of plants not on public display.  Could spend a day there.  Hope your gran is holding her own 

Begonia bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:25

They can touch one another in those trays.  In a week or two, when you see strong shoots you can pot them individually in small pots..  Later you can pot on again maybe 3 or 5 to a decent size container Natalie 

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 22:20

Thank you Monty 

just watched the latest Dream Gardens and, again,,enjoyed it immensely.  

How he inspires people to achieve their aims is remarkable.  Tonight's prog featured a lady with no garden knowledge and a scatty (but wonderful) imagination.


Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:39

Aym, its the standard supply from crocus .........very small plug indeed. they will get their plant returned and no further business from me.  It is clear, even to Crocus,,that such a tiny plant for a tenner, including postage,,is not fair 

aym, it's not my style to buy such plugs but it is a beautiful salvia 

geum and rhododendron

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:33

Remove old tatty leaves on geums now

feed rhododendrons with any ericaceous feed.  I assume you used ericaceous compost antony.  Essential you did 

Vine weevil grubs and Heucheras

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:30

Chicken chaser Provado is very effective....use it now and again in autumn for vine weevil grubs. ,

too early for nematodes and that is their big weakness.  

New Privet Trimming

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 19:41

Yes Marie, trim back...half way for me.  Get it as bushy as possible when small.  I would pinch out the growing tips too during the summer.  

Down the line remember to trim the hedge so that the top is narrower than the bottom 

Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 19:34

Excellent dove.....I do check places like that too sometimes.  

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