Latest posts by Verdun

New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:18

Can still remember Geoff Hamilton's GW theme. Nice 

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:16

No wonder you love walking up there Fairy.   Stunningly beautiful 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:11

Its about the top foliage aym......this is susceptible to frost damage.  Any new plants are better protected in a GH.  

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:42

Allsportz, no worries...golden king will be fine there. 

Hollies will survive most everything....besides choisyas are far less tough than hollies 

Monty Dongarden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:38

Nice post Jad.  My own lab has always been great in the garden.....keeps to paths, loves the lawn, likes the sun,  likes to patrol and smell everything.  lovely old companion in the garden.  pinches the runner beans and gooseberries and loves raw carrots.  

a lot more arthritic over recent weeks and I feel time with him is coming to an end. 

I bit further to the west from you Jad 

"Climbing Geraniums" - cut them back?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:13

Rosie, most pelargoniums will "climb" if given support .......a cottage near here once had pelargoniums covering whole exterior wall.  Obviously 2, 3 or more frost free years to achieve this.  I have trained one up a fence too to several feet.  They will also scramble vigorously 

I would hold back on the watering for a while but repotting would help increase vigour Esp if using a john innes compost.  I would also fleece for a while when you plant outside. Obviously regular tying in will increase size

pelargoniums here are still flowering and looking good 

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:44

For sure, yes.

I keep one at about that size I guess.  It is a nice feature 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:12

Hiya Punkdoc......not sure solicitors actually achieve very much and often make things worse.    Often a solicitor's letter can lead to a need to compromise..??

You are right though the days are definitely longer, albeit seemingly colder since spring officially announced.  And things are growing......all sorts of perennials are moving.  

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:05

What about a holly Allspotz?  Golden King and Handsworth New Silver make superb specimen plants.  You can keep them pruned....mine are trimmed annually to their natural comical shape 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:00

Hiya Hazel.  Pretty comprehensive answer I'd say 

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Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

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