Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:32

Have a nice cuppa Tetley 

we will know in April and I am confident.  

Is it ok to use fallen pine needles as mulch

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:57

I would prefer to mulch hellebores with mushroom compost maureen that's all 

Green flowers

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:55

That's meeeee 


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:54

Andrew, my feeling is come the spring and a further spray or two your hebes will grow out of their current plight.  I don't think it is more than a foliage issue.  Let us know 

Did anyone see this?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:43

surprisingly enjoyable.  Yep, Christine Walkden was irritating. 


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:41

Morning folks 

best wishes to all those not well or upset 

promised temps today of 15.......and the main rain band, yet again, is set to pass just north of us here.  it was mild earlier for walk with the dog but getting much darker now as we head for shortest day 


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 00:09

Prob scared the life out of it tetley......imagine you with chopper in hand ? 

Is it ok to use fallen pine needles as mulch

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 00:06

Remember though that hellebores love and need lime.  Those needles would prob not improve their disposition 

Green flowers

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 00:04

Hosta fire and ice Jo?  Arrhenatherum bulbosum?  This is an almost white grass that looks superb during the winter and up to late spring.  Lifts a shady garden in winter.  I have a few clumps for this very reaaon.  Heuchera Snowstorm too Jo?  Almost white grey foliage.  And a geranium called phaem margaret wilson, again a white/ grey foliage.  And a liriope called blondy and early leaves are white

Is it ok to use fallen pine needles as mulch

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 23:55

I would use around acid loving plants first.....any blueberry bushes maureen?.......avoid veg patch, hellebores, dianthus and stone fruits 

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