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Latest posts by Verdun

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:44

I grow the cultivated hybrid crocosmia but I think it's the wild invasive montbretia that's the real villain.

I think glyphosate will work but sheer physical digging is the solution.  To dig up clumps...soil and all and to gather up the smaller corms too

I grow crocosmias and day lillies but keep them limited in size by regular splitting.  There are better perennials for the garden though


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 20:05

Use nematodes for them.  They DO work.  They dont actually kill them but provide a habitat that is uncomfortable for them.

I used them last year....successfully.

Runner Beans

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 20:01

Yes....we actually do need some rain now

John. If you start your beans indoors they will germinate in days.

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 19:58

Good evening salino

Lets hope we all get lots of lovely toms to go with the brilliant summer we are going to get

Are they dead?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 17:59

No, just wait a while.  Too early to judge yet.

Welcome to the forum clk.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 17:57

My Molly the witch has been and gone....finished floweriing weeks ago, alas.

Brilliant sunshine from mid day and very warm again.  Runner beans now planin the garden.

An elusive scent was traced to a couple of orange wallflowers.  as strong as that of stocks.  

So, good evening everyone.

Dead Leylandi

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:17

It will give good framework to clematis Montana for years to come.  I've done just that......incorporating a wigwam of galvanised poles for when it does break down.....and the old 7' leylandii cannot now be seen. 


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:13 the pot.

Some red pelargoniums for the summer would look good in it.  An annual planting means it will look vibrant all summer long

 Like the name "dads pot". too.

My sister's ashes are on a high part of the towans near me.  Can see Godrevy lighthouse, my bungalow, the sea and St Ives bay from's called "mums place" named by her children

Your pot ..whatever is in it....will be a great solace and a lovely link to your dad.

Talkback: How to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:19

Carrot fly shows as yellowing foliage.  Of course it's when you pull the carrots and see the damage.

My carrots are covered from seed sowing time until mid June when I'm pulling carrots.

Those batches not being pulled remain covered.  

Fleece is foolproof, easy and organic

Trying to replace a shrub but unable to find the name of it.

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:12


I still cannot recall the name of my Teuchrium.....I usually remember or have the label....but it is silvery white with bright blue flowers, now beginning to form.  "azure" rings a bell as part of its name.  I know it to be a dwarf form and much more silvery leaves than normal.  

I have a feeling I had it on line.

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