Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:41

Morning everyone

Wet overnight but drying up already.  Is it just me, but plants have grown hugely over past few days and everything seeBud to be in bud or flower

Faorygirl hope you manage to get your fence done today.  Eating my own carrots now......I eat loads of 'em.  My niece calls me "orange face"....could be the carrots!

So tempted nursery I visited yet but Why?  I have so many unplanted things already. Is this a disorder of gardeners?

No real gardening today...grass may be cut.  A few weeds may be 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 01:02

Classy looking pots Fairygirl and nice planting.  I think, if you have a nice plant you need at least as good a pot to display it.

Time for the land of nod I think........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

scented bedding plants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 00:53

Ceri, heliotrope is fantastic.  The cherry pie plant.  I have them individually placed around the garden, door, path etc and the scent wafts beautifully.  The annual one, Marine, is freely available.

Grow a few Regale lilies.....mine are soon to open and for a month the scent is intoxicating. ....I know lilies aren't bedding plants but.....

Nicotiana, the tobacco plants, are,heavily scented too.

Glyphosate Concentrations

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 00:45

Hiya MMP

Well, I do mix it stronger sometimes for brambles, bindweed etc., even on bruised ivy when I help out a friend on her still-to-be tamed garden. ,it seems to work

I think it's Fairygirl who says resolva is strongest mixed glyphosate and I think she may be right.....some pre mixed glyphosate seems quite ineffective.

So 2 sachets ?  I say yes it should be more effective but try it and see.

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:59

All part of the

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:58

Yes dove stung and can't sit down now.  

KEF what a busy so and so you are.  Can't you spell Gypp, gipsofi, gipsy folia..?

Cadburys fruit and nut?  Love that chocolate.  I'm tempted to run down now to get some

Evening and hello everyone

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:52

Welcome Laura.

I think you should be able to get tomato plants now.

Sow lettuce, radishes. Peas, even runner beans.  Beetroot too.  Have a go.  Use this summer as a learning curve so that next summer you will have so experience in the bag.

Good luck and enjoy your new greenhouse

Talkback: 10 hostas to grow

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:45

Copper pipe and tape work well.  Slugs are in the soil too and can enter from the inside.

Hostas in pots are excellent ....they actually look better in pots I think but they also add lushness to the garden planting.  I remember pellets made from Methiocarb and these were better than metaldehyde but were they a health issue?

Pellets lightly scattered on warm misty or dry evenings work very well....not too many....but nighttime vigils with a torch are the best way

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:27

Aw shucks dove!  I did your neighbours by mistake.  Me and that blooming sat nav

Dicksonia Antartica

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:22

I don't have it here but planted it for a friend and look after it.  Planted some 5 years or more ago.

Doesnt need acid soil....neutral is ok too.  Damp and partial shade but avoid open sunny aspect.  Down here it doesn't need protection.  Lovely thing.  It's prob about 6' talk now

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