Latest posts by Verdun

Back garden privacy

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 00:14

Paradoxically, bamboos are so invasive...phyllostachys Aurea is one of the the garden but dislike being in pots. birdyboots you are doing well then.  They do require plenty of attention ....watering esp.....or they will suffer.  Watch out for escaping roots if they are standing on soil 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 22:08

Tell your son we are all rooting for him Runny 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 19:24

I have busy lizzies in full flower and looking as good as in summer.  

I have a theory about footballers, managers etc., that they are all engaged in a constant lucrative merry go round.  Huge pay offs and signing on fees often returning to their original clubs.  Cynical or what?

enjoy your wine Jo 


Back garden privacy

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 18:35

I would always argue against planting bamboo.  Sometimes they are not an issue but, usually,,they are a nightmare.  Those that plant them are mostly aware of the risk.

I am lucky here in not being overlooked by neighbours and I agree with Jo garden is also my retreat, don't want a daily relationship with any of them or a "needy" one or a chat over the fence.   I do help and support people but my own space is important to me.  Nothing selfish in wanting that 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 18:02

Tipsey lily ? 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:38

Adios Jose.   Shame to see such a charismatic manager sacked.   His players let him down badly 

Anyone else still mowing??

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:32

Similar here Obelixx.  Dry enough to paint and for it to dry. Tomorrow is looking even better.    My grass will be cut again tomorrow after last week's mowing. 

13 degrees minimum tonight 

Manuring before growing carrots

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:29

Frankie, fish blood and bone only very lightly and well mixed


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:24

No, hellebores like deep planting. Their root systems are extremely vigorous.  Don't investigate or fiddle....they will emerge soon enough, prob slightly later since they are deep Philippa 

Some hellebores are earlier than others 

Long grass

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:21

Marilyn,,I havent stopped cutting the grass.....once a week so far

yes, get it cut but if it is long do so in two stages..hugh cut then slightly lower one a few days later

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