Latest posts by Verdun

penstemon cuttings - too late?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:50

Yep..cutthings of fuschias too if you want decent sized plants to overwinter.

Just taken some cuttings always....of perennials to give me even more flowering plants next year


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:23

Yes it would be interesting

Extremely hot today.  Relaxing in cool roomabut not watching tennis.  Love Murray to win though

Wobbly pepper

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 12:53

Sounds to me like you have a different variety there.  Whatever though you need to provide a support as already said

penstemon cuttings - too late?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 12:50

Excellent time for cuttings.  And it means you will have good sized plants by autumn that I would overwinter in the greenhouse.

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 12:48

Fidget, and if there's a worm in that apple ??ou have extra protein too.

Help My Hydrangeas are not looking good

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 11:34

Hiya johnboy

Looks jammed in there doesn't it?  I would say not much moisture or room to grow

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 11:31

.....what have them pickled you mean fidget?  Adding vinegar?

Dying plants

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 11:29

Several years ago an old lady, living in a semi- detached small bungalow showed me a build up of water by fence between her and her neighbour.  He had cut a hole in it and linked his gutters to a downpipe to drain Imto her garden.  I spoke to him about it but he was adamant he was doing no harm and the old lady " didnt mind"

I mixed up some up some cement, cut his pipe back to his side, and pushed a ton (I exaggerate a little) of cement as far as possible into his pipe.  Then repaired the old lady's fence.  He later had his gutters sorted properly but never spoke to me again.  The old lady though was delighted.  I'm a great believer in sorting these things myself!

daydaisy. Next time your horrible old geezer of a neighbour does something like that call the police.  Tell them your suspicions.stops will stop her.


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:29

Keen, telling jokes is my department.  It's the way I tell 'em!

That carex pendula will spread by runners and so beware.  Two-edged sword, festucas need dry soil to look at their best but ants thrive here too.  Ant powder mixed into the soil will rectify but just an added poison?


best feed for a new lawn

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:22

Of course

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