Latest posts by Verdun

pear tree

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:49

Nice to see you Italophile 

Various established plants dying bit by in bit in one area of garden

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:48

My thought too pansy.  

I had phytophthora affect an area......couple of conifers and 2 shrubs were casualties. I replanted with herbaceous perennials .   It is now a far more interesting border. 

When digging out those affected plants check the soil for various signs of honey fungus though 

Rushy, best to dig out those plants asap.  Replenish the soil with compost and consider opportunity to refresh your border there 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:34

Candied rose!   Luverly 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:17

Oooooooooo.....full up already with all those lovely cakes.  Squeezing in brekkie now tho 


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:15

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning.  Just back from a walk to the sea.  Magical...

this is the time of year when salvia Amistad looks at her best......looks just ordinary during the summer but now those velvety purple flowers take on richer fuller colours 

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 22:22

gee thanks people ......Spike will enjoy that cake Dove as will I 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 22:11

roundup spray should still work now Mandy.  Protect the leaves of your apple tree though.  I find brambles are effectively killed by roundup.  

I dont like the gel form at all. for some reason it doesn't seem to be as effective.

any regrowth of bramble in the spring ahould be tackled asap but bramble is not the most difficult weed to eradicate with glyohosate.

ant nests in lawn

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:51

Sally, use nematodes.  It is prob too late for this year now but use next year.  Totally safe.  Totally naturally 

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:41

No thats only a little bit mischievous 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:38

Hiya there squelchyno

just do nothing....let them die down naturally. frosts will blacken the foliage

yes, bring them inside away from frosts.  Keep dry.  You can take tubers out of the pots or leave them in the pots. i prefer to take tubers out,,turn them upside down for any moisture lodging in the base of those old stems to drain away.  check the tubers are firm and dry.  You can then put them in cardboard boxes wrapped in newspaper.  Important to keep them frost free. Check they dont dehydrate too much.  In spring pot dahlias into your pots again but still keep dry.  As soon as you see shoots start to water just a little. You need to bring them into the light then too.  The earlier you start them into growth the bigger and better your dahlias will be.  

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