Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:51

Don't know why I'm watching the rugby......England are being hammered 

Feeding camellias and rhododendrons

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:32

No Lena.  Just keep them watered.  I would feed in early spring.  Again in mid summer if you feel they need it.  

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:29

Wot did I say ? 

missing plants

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:26

Just look out for seedlings 

Pruning blackcurrant bushes?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:54

Sally, I would look to replace it if it's an old bush and not producing.  The newer varieties are very prolific.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:18

A little bit of dividing but mainly enjoying sun this afternoon.  So hot.  can't believe it will all change soon 

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:16

Thought I had a climbing rose emerging behind a classy perennial but, panic over, it was just a bramble and it's been pulled out 

Planting advice please

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 12:54

Medium?  7? Neutral but not suitable for ericaceous of course.....except for camellias. I have similar PH here and camelias grow well.  They are more lime tolerant.  Wonderful evergreens ....lovely flowers.

yellow wave is ok but Tricolour is better I think.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 12:48

Very,,very warm....beautiful summer's day 

why did I promise to wash someone's car?  It's too hot 

hey ho!  Picked up loads of plastic bags today....asked for extra .  And they're giving away long life bags.  Rolling in bags.  One in the eye for those stopping my supplies 

sorry Punkdoc your neighbour is giving you grief still.....what exactly though is he upsetting you about today?  Can't believe I am advocating you stay calm and ignore this's not advice I can heed myself 

got good deal on printer....price reduction therefore an insurance reduction too but sales guys didn't pick up on it .  

Last of the tomatoes today....every one ripened 

peacemaker 2 brothers talking to each other after many, many years.  Now how do I sort stuff with my own cantankerous brother?   And do I really want to? 



Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 08:25

Nice jap willow Sammymummy...I have a couple.  Not much time to write much but underplanting this is something to consider.  Blue geranium Or aster Frikartii monch?  Or purple foliage plants like persicaria Red Dragon? 

Roses not my thing but do they grow well where you are?  There are lots of people here that do like those prickly, disease infested, bare twiggy things in winter.......sorry Sammymummy   Grow what gives you pleasure 

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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