Latest posts by Verdun

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:08

Clean slab you mean hosta 

Vipers Bugloss

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:52

Vipers Bugloss grows wild on the towans down here....nature has done a wonderful job in pairing it with oenothera missouriensis in early summer 

I have never managed to propagate it. 

It simply looks best in the wild anyway 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:45

Hello BETTY T 

nice to see you here  

managed to get some garden jobs done is brilliantly sunny then pouring with rain.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:37

What a day....beautiful sunshine, as now, and heavy showers 

top dressed and repotted containerised plants.  Grass seed sown a couple of weeks back now growing so admired that 

tempted by 2 more postage and 2 litre and 1 litre at good prices.  Quite a range of salvias now.  Should arrive tomorrow or Thursday

will be taking someone to local nursery in a day or two....will remind myself not to buy anything;  unless its something I really, really need 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:29

Excellent Philippa.  I remember an aunt of mine doing that in Yorkshire.  She loved it. An ex nurse, she missed people and needed something worthwhile and enjoyable to do 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:58


MIND have offered me a role advising and helping rehabilitate addicts and others via horticulture. 



Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:47

Yes, for sure G n W.  The soil will kill it as will the manure. sorry  

If your plant is still alive, get a small bag of ericaceous compost and put your blueberry in a pot using this compost.  Place in a position out of hottest sun and keep well watered.  

If it responds buy another variety using ericaceous compost.

home grown blueberries are delicious and worthwhile. 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:40


what size is your garden?

what expected size for your trees?  

Compare then decide for yourself.  Whatever you do enjoy your garden 

i once called on someone who had what I termed an "alley" was dark and difficult to find any space.  It contained just 2 trees.  One day I called and the trees were gone.....light, space and an energy to garden resulted.

blimey though, the more I look at your garden MJRS try to be more objective.....the more problems I see with those trees 

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:41


disagree totally I'm afraid. Rowans still get big. Unless your garden is bigger than it big is it?....I would remove all those trees.    

those trees wil get bigger...much bigger.  Where will you walk?  They ruin the scale of your garden. Another 5 years down the line ??? They certainly look a child having outgrown his clothes.  Give them to people with more space than you have.

replan your garden for shrubs or large containers. 

trees in gardens are fine in theory but they do need space 


Removing paving stones to lay a lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 12:00

Agree with Dave.....a quick ph test, cheap enough too....will tell you how alkaline it is there.  Cement is very caustic so worth checking Matthew 

I hate those paving stones in lawns...look awful 

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