Latest posts by Verdun

Memorial Rose

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:29


not for a dog but in memory of my mother I bought a david austin rose.  

I have it amongst other planting ...perennials that harmonise well with the rose.

I mixed plenty of compost plus dried manure and fish blood and bone with excavated soil to provide a good rich environment.  Planted in full sun.  My mother's ashes were then scattered and raked in too.  

When you receive your david austin rose you will have instructions and advice.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:18

A damp morning but brighter now and feeling warm again.  Back to summer again now I think.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:09

I have yet to see an attractive tyre planter.  

there are so many issues about using tyres as planters......yet to see one advantage

Water Retaining Crystals

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:32

Never been convinced about water gel/crystals.  For me they dont seem to make any appreciable difference.

I use perlite is ideal for cuttings and seeds so does the job. Hiwever, health wise I think there may be a problem with the associated dust.

increasingly there are announcements about the safety of just about everything we use in the garden or home.  We will always be guinea pigs........


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 07:03

Hello forkers

Wet this morning.  Looks like its been gentle rain overnight, as now, so should soak in well.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:35

Yep, I know who you mean JIMMY.  I have taken back plants after a couple of years if they die or look sickly.  Yes, always keep those receipts


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:32

Grass cut, planted out echinaceaa and cosmos, potted on my almost freebie coleus plants, planted out large canna, a couple of large dahlias and watered a little in prep for rain due tonight and tomorrow morning.  Supposed to be quite a bit of rain so it should do a lot of good.   With all the recent heat I'm expecting a lot of growth.

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:02

Could be watering or any number of things I guess Mousey. The only thing I think it was perhaps wet cold compost

I would simply let it be have repotted.  Dont Over water....I hardly water mine....and keep it in the sun.  

I cut mine back a few weeks back.  they are a little slow this year in responding but they are now doing that

Sambucus nigra HELP black lace not flowering?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:17

You pruned out the flowering wood Kuckraj.  If you want flowers next year dont prune

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:29

Bulbs and seeds are fine from T & M.  But just dont buy plants

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