Latest posts by Verdun

Bay bush removal

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:04

Or simply prune and shape it Lou 


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:03

I think Lou hinted it's her birthday tomorrow 

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:02

Agree with you Hosta....Monty does push it that chemicals are not an option.  With as much compost as he has a really heavy twice yearly mulch is easy for him to control his  weeds.  

Mind you I listened to a recording of GQT over the weekend and it is clearly a "no" from the panel to using chemicals in the garden.  I disagreed with the panel about one issue where I had successfully used a chemical to control wild garlic.

 I think time will come when many of our commonplace air sprays, furniture polish even washing up liquid could be banned.  That really will make our lives different 

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:22

Monty's easy make cheapos folks     Sorry Judge 

Lilies Frosted

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:21

Maybe not JCEC1.  Just wait n see    Are they in heavy soil?  


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:19

Damp day....drizzle never far away but very mild.  Haven't got your "cheeky wind" Hazel but prob cos I had plenty of fruit today 

as I try to do as often as possible, I checked under pots for slugs today in conservatory.  Sure enough a couple of the blighters were found.  Never a lot but one is enough to spoil a young plant.

Buffoon Boris has come out for the "leave" camp....he happens to be on the right side but for his own personal agenda.  He is the blond equivalent of Denis the Menace in the tv cartoon 


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:09

Your birthday Hazel?  Have a great day 

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:07

Just go online and see Monty make his own supports....easy 

Any ideas what I can plant in this space - help!

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 14:31

Pash, no, don't plant anything in between your will look bitty and neither here nor there.   Have a hedge...a row of them about 18 cm apart.  

Bay bush removal

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 12:23

Dexy, you can dig it up with all the usual big a rootball as possible, cutting back and have recipient hole prepared and water in well.

however, 10' high and pretty wide?? It will need to be cut back at least by half and will look darn ugly in your new garden.  It will sulk for a few weeks too.  

I would leave it behind and buy a replacement.  It will grow quickly and be a far less time consuming, huffing and panting job 

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