Latest posts by Verdun

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 15:39

Totally normal.   the foliage stands erect again when dry.    

it's not nutrients that cause carrot problems but the excess of them.  I always add fish blood and bone but very sparingly and well mixed into the soil.

consistent moisture level in the soil is important....drying out and re wetting will cause carrots to split

New Gardening TV Show

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 15:33

Hmmm.....looks suspect,,doesn't it?  

New Gardening TV Show

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:51

A programme on plants releases, traditional plants....all sorts 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:21

Light trim now.  Hard prune in spring'd be nutty to do it now 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:19 7 posts are all mine.  ALL MINE I TELL YOU 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:18


keep them dry.......put pots on their sides if necessary maryed 

Talkback: 10 ways to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:15

Hotspur....fleece is useless if carrot fly is already in your soil.  Nematodes then fleece. It will work.  Onions and carrots side by side is how I do it.    Parsley too near onions.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:13

I found it a sulky ...sickly...plant though 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:11

Wintersong, put these guys out of their misery.....pleeeeeeeeeeeease 

clearly you are in demand here.  


Can I plant these out now?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:09

Andy, how big are these plants?  If they are small there is no advantage to planting out now. 

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Bargain plants

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17 degrees in a couple of days

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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Sssssssscared or what?

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What is an all year round garden?

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Shakes you...

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

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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