Latest posts by Verdun

bare root plants

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:27

Morning Peanuts, yes for sure, pot them up and repot as they grow.

echinaceas benefit from strong root growth this side of mid summer and not allowing them to flower.  I would grow on for flowering NEXT summer ideally or at least for  LATE summer flowering 

I am not keen on bare root plants at the best of times though 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:17

Morning folks 

it was dry earlier for walk with Spike and less dark but the odd shower keeps popping up.  Cooler ...about 8 degrees I think.  blue sky right now 

Someone mention heathers? Much maligned but I love 'em . Need to be trimmed annually and then they are very long lived.  Currently a spread of yellow foliage, white flowers and pink flowers...Carnea varieties.  What better in winter ?  Cut back in April for me . Burning??? 



Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:21

Ha ha Tetley.  


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:09

we're all (rightly) proud of where we live Fairy 

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:07

Hey! You've seen my picture've forgotten my orange face   But I am elfy.  Also eat plenty of spring not to mention that though 

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:03

Agree with cutting lawns a little higher.  I have a couple of nice lawns that once were cut...scalped...on low setting.  For past 3 years I cut on much higher setting making grass look much greener and more resistant to drought.  I still cut twice a week from spring to autumn ....mowing regularly is the single most important lawn treatment 

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:54

Ha ha sorreeeee Lyn 

hazel, because I simply found the gw site unresponsive despite trying all sorts that usually resolve it, I deleted short cut on homepage, removed my logging in info and deleted all history re gw forum.  I then clicked on gw site, logged in and reset my settings and preferences. it was when I became aware it was not a tech issue on gw site that I realised it must be a fault on my Ipad.  It worked.  Often uninstalling is enough to resolve issues.

new short cut on home page

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:42

But what would I give to have that lake Hosta 

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:38

That's ok Fairy. 

got lettuce growing away here.....someone told me we are what we eat.  In summer I comsume large amounts of lettuce and carrots.  I will avoid looking in the mirror I think 

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:18

In that case, why so many lettuce Marc?  

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