Latest posts by Verdun

Vine Weevil Grubs

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 13:10

Lordsworth, you will usually need to treat twice a year....autumn and spring defeat VW.  

Drowning would be a cheap solution so I too would be interested in replies.  Doubt it will work though 


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 12:52

Not so sunny but dry and warm and pleasant. 

Lily pilly.....a biggish garden, not huge, and space for plants is challenging.  However, I like to feel I am adding quality plants that are different and desirable.  pinching more of the lawns and veg patch helps    It's an obsession though, isn't it?  Must have thing? 

Hosta, great camera.  £42?  Thought I was good at haggling but that is a bargain . Always nice to have new toys though 

hachonechloa came today.  Potted on ...they will grow more quickly plant out in spring exactly where I want them.  


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 08:11

Gloriously sunny here Panda 


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 07:29

Hello forkers

not sunny here yet but looking fine. 

Plant delivery today 

Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 19:42

Ah Victoria, I know where you are at there.  I have a few plants to plant or reposition but just one is causing a hold up in the chain.  Always happens but then a moment of inspiration and of I go.  Yes Victoria a "gap". 


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 19:22

Oh, my second residence like? 

Thanks times a lot of pain and discomfort.  Lots of painkillers.  But she had lots of pain with regular tonsillitis anyway. 


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:57

Cornwall has had the "best of the weather in the country today". Says our weatherman.   Yippee!

(best of the weather tomorrow is in Scotland Fairy....not fair )


Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:50

Only because YOU WONT SEE IT VICTORIA.  Put something else there, even bulbs, for tne winter.  potted up it will make a better plant, out of sight.  Put it out in spring when you will see it.  For that reason I do not plant out small perennials in autumn.  Think about it folks 

Houttuynia cordata

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:43

Artemisia limelight is another to avoid.  It will colonise a whole garden 

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:17

Bit alarmed there for mo primrose.  Mind went into overdrive 

lilies really can be left outside in pots or brought into the gh.  Or bury the pots.  

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