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Latest posts by Verdun

How do you all know so much

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:08

Agree with Mattbeer, if it's a passion you learn to get it right.....now and then.  

Wish I had this forum when I started out.  Made loads of mistakes because gardening for me when young was for old people who had time on their hands.  So, if I can, I try help people avoid the pitfalls I came across.

Instead  of boring accountancy etc, had I realised it sooner I think a career in horticulture would have suited me better. I had a spell of raising my own plants and selling them too and talking to, and "advising",  them was very enjoyable.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:56

......sounds like the Waltons.  

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:46

Don't  grow many annuals...more skillful than it seems. David, that's excellent ...almost   tempts me to grow some. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:43

Used to love the Fast Show....you aint seen me,right.  Often a greeting with other silly minds 

lawn

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:13

Rosemummy, 5 or 6 weeks ago was prob too early,this year.  So wet.  

Keep off lawn if wet.  Too soo to feed yet....I would wait another 6 weeks for that.  The warmer weather will help though

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:10

Good advice there.  For me white leaves and yellow leaves need some shade from hot sun.  Hostas  like Patriot do well in sun for me but it's trial and error initially.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:07

That's ok lily.  Did I say Fairy is wonderful? 

Splitting Heucheras

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:03

I regularly divide Heucheras......anytime almost is ok except for depths of winter.  Heucheras seem to rise out of the ground so deep planting divided portions grow away well.  I cut all woody pieces back now too.  

Vine weevil?  I routinely water with vine weevil control every year.....twice a year, spring and autumn.  A simple test is to gently pull the plants.  If they resist being pulled up they are prob vine weevil free. If they come away without roots hunt and destroy vine weevils and sift through the soil.  And still treat the soil even if apparently clean.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 18:56

Don't encourage Fairy to wave her wand......I've experienced some bad effects for dissing her.  For me Fairy is such a wonderful, kind, lovely human being 

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 18:50

I " harden" everything unless already grown outside or bought during the summer. ,for example, heleniums...tough as old boots.....arrived today but they will be accustomed to outside  conditions here in Cornwall for a few days before planting out. I think it makes a big difference as plants dont  then suffer a check to their growth.  I too bought hostas recently but they were potted up and grown indoors for a couple of weeks.  Hostas are now outside and look good and strong.

No disadvantage to hardening off.....well worth the extra effort 

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