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Latest posts by Verdun

Dead Lawn

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:47

Daryl,,nematodes for leatherjackets. This is the "dressing"  

Leatherjackets can and do devastate lawns.  This is first time using nematodes on my lawn.....previously used a chemical to kill leatherjackets which is now banned.  my lawn turned from lush and green to sickly every autumn.   my lawn now remains lush with an application of nematodes so definitely works Daryl.  Preferable too as nematodes are a natural predator plus not using a harsh chemical is good. M

(I think the life cycle of crane flies revisiting same site every year can be broken after a couple of years aplying nematodes) 

Redcurrants grown as cordons

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:12

I have grown gooseberries as cordons....single, double and triple. Redcurrants too can be grown this way. much larger fruit of far better quality.  It is the ideal way to grow them 

Bugle (Ajuga Reptans)

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:08

Most gc's will have a plant.  One plant will give you loads of "plug" plants that will expand greatly over spring and summer. It really is as simple as this!!!!


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:59

Don't think she will folks. neither sad nor terrible. Jo has chosen what she wants and where she wants to be. To my knowledge she has been upset with the forum a number of times.  

Mixed Lavender Hedge

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:54

I have an L shaped, 40' plus edge of lavendar separating path from veg patch. uniform silver/grey foliage with masses of purple blue scented flowers in summer.  Unbeatable for scent,,colour and bees. 


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:43

I did send her a pm a week or so back but I sense once she has made her mind up that's it.  

agree it is a shame 


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:42

I did send her a pm a could weeks back but I sense once she has made her mind up that's it.  

agree it is a shame 

Dead Lawn

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:27

Howard,,I think it is leatherjacket damage too.

wait until spring to over seed. 

Treat your lawn next August to nematodes to prevent this damage next autumn

Mixed Lavender Hedge

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:24

Sam, personally I would go for one variety only.  A  5 metre run of blue lavendar is unbeatable.  

I think a mixture would look odd too.  Don't contrive or over elaborate is my advice.

go for Munstead or Hidcote.  Both excellent 

Bugle (Ajuga Reptans)

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 16:21

Mark, buy a bigger plant or two and simply separate and pot up.  Easy,,effective...prob quicker than plugs 

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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David Bowie

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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