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Latest posts by Verdun

Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:27

Save your money.  More mulch is pointless


Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:03

Most asters get mildew in the summer....that's what you have rosy toes.

Its dryness....??ou need to,keep,moisture levels up or grow them in shadier damper spot.

If you like asters grow Frikartii Monch.  It's doesnt get mildew


Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:58

I go around garden at night with slugs or snails anywhere at moment

what is it

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:55

Scabious too gets mildew in summer sometimes.  As figrat says I cut it back and it will,soon regrow,and reflower.  A sort of,Chelsea,chop

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:51

Course they do.  This fruit needs to be cooked!  Do you like raw eggs?  When cooked though  they are delicious.  Raw meat?  .???

Help! Leaves of Ceanothus Concha turning yellow

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:49

I think it's just been too hot and dry.  Amy plant, no matter how much it likes dry soils, needs plenty of water in its first summer.  Just water it well.

Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:46

Just noticed.....sorry it must be all,this heat.

If you have a plastic membrane down putting a mulch on top,is going to do,NOTHING.  Are you saying you already have this membrane on the ground novice gardener?

Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:43

Before you add more mulch WATER well.  The idea of a mulch is to conserve moisture already in the soil. Water as well as you can.  If weeds are annuals you can hoe them off first then let the sun dry them off for few hours then water then mulch

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:56

Hiya matty

I grow black adder, blue boa (this is my favourite), sangria, raspberry summer, summer Love and summer sky.  I guess they will be tender further east and north but already I have taken basal cuttings.  Don't have apricot sprite....will look it up.  Sounds good.  I'm trying to avoid those that seed everywhere so deliberately avoided them.  For sheer volume of flower on erect ...some very tall....plants what can beat agastaches?


Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:48

Well, potty.....great post

I have  been arrested,for my nocturnal activities.....but I sleep walk, you see.

Now, Mrs garden......are you a dinner lady?  You sound so nice and I remember the dinner ladies always giving me extras.  Do I get cake now?

Hope everyone enjoyed whatever they did today.  Soon going to take my dog to,the towans

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