Latest posts by Verdun

Bay trees help

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:44

For shrubs and long term potted plants I add a little dried manure into john innes compost.  


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 07:09

Morning folks

hope your son is feeling a little better.  You too? 

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 00:13

Hee hee hee 

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 00:06

You are doomed then...DOOOOOOOOMED 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 00:03

Yep, over 2 metres tall for me too Hosta and from divisions.  Mind you divisions are large.  Just divided a few more over past few days 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 00:01

Sorry Runny about your son.  Clearly everyone here is supporting you, your son and the family.  

Dog attacks seem to be a lot more prevalent now despite apparent tightening up of the law.  much stronger legislation needed.

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:53

Provado works for me.  The dilution rate is important.  Touch wood, vine weevil damage is less than used ....mixture of provado,,cleaning susceptible plants and dealing with the adult weevils

Poorly dwarf apple tree

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:50

Sounds like scab Zoomer.  Some varieties are more prone.  Perhaps being overgrown was the reason. i would use a fungicide,,keep tree well aired and open and watch out for signs next year

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:09

Poly, two options.

drench with Provado now. Or, dig up your polyamthus....polyanthus .....and thiroughly wash the roots and pot into fresh compost.

I often dig mine up about now if the polys fail the "pull" test, viz., a sharp tug.  i dig out the surrounding soil and spread the contents on a board or sheet of plastic for the birds to forage through


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:58

Eck!  now they say we will have a max temp 6 degrees on Friday.  That is going to be heck of a shock.  What will night temps be?  

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