Latest posts by Verdun

pear tree

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 15:58

Pollination might be the issue AEE.  What varieties do you have?  Or do you grow just one? 

mulching is better I think.  Do this is in autumn and apply organic fish blood and early spring.  

new runner bean

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 15:55

Whatever you do Logan go for a stringless vest,,,,,,,er variety .  

I find the white flowered to be best flavoured and birds seem to leave them alone. 

Fig tree

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 15:52

Prob Brown Turkey AEE.

plant in sunshine.  You need to restrict the roots if you want fruit instead of growth. Poor soil with little added nutrients.  

Figs grow and fruit very well in pots.  a good reasonably heavy pot and john inne number one compost.  Or you could bury the pot.  Or dig out an area and line with rubble, etc.

if it is BrownTurkey it is pretty hardy but protection over winter is advisable. 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 15:47

Wot a scorcher . Wonderful hot sunshine from early this morning

cut lawns, deadheaded heleniums,,agastaches, dahlias...again....cleared out most of the veg patch and will plant out wallflowers to grow on.  By November they will be large specimens.  

Planted out divided calamagrostis karl foerster near new lavendar hedge and will add helenium Ruby Tuesday too......should make a good focal point as well as a long flowering blue and red/orange combo next summer....and the scent 

looks like a week of fine weather to come so enjoy it folks 


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 13:22

Hee hee hee....I'm a but naughty aren't ? 


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:44

James, just use common sense.  If air gets too warm and dry an occasional spray is enough.  Hot dry summer conditions may need daily spray....however you don't need to drench.

look...just try it.  If it doesn't work Gertie grass will take the blame...

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:40

Kathy6, don't know Midnight Reiter but it looks good

you like the phaems?  Check out Margaret Wilson. ...superb grey foliage.  Lights up shady areas

Slug resistant plants

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:33

good point Zara......many new plants from garden centres do carry nasties.  I always check rootball thoroughly before planting.

not keen on the salt solution though except as a salt water in a container to collect slugs and snails in.

we are now in the season for large slugs and tiny snails it seems. Not a lot of adult snails though.  Luckily the large slugs are not too numerous but they seem to do a lot of damage unless spotted and killed

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:24

Ha ha supernoodle.  You got me 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:50

Hey, it was fine Musher.  I took it in good fun 

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