Latest posts by Verdun

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:49

planted out my tomatoes too the gh soil.  second year without changing the soil and will be fine.  night temps high enough now and I leave,the door open. 

absolutely roasting now...exactly as the forecast said....a narrow band of rain ( we had drizzle only) for an hour or so and then brilliant sumshine almost immediately after. 

Do these bare root raspberry canes look acceptable?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:45

Experience and judgement.  Often your instinct will tell you if the thing is puny or not.

a photo with email to the supplier on receipt is always good.  His/her reaponse will be a guide and at least forewarned that you are not happy and you may be back LeifUK

Pheasants tail grass

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:41

These are the "comb out" grasses but you can cut them back.....half way is fine.

because these get so big I divide mine every 2 or 3 years.  just a light trim and then replant. now is good.  They look tatty when allowed to get too big.

i never let mine flower...they do seed like mad but they aren't the best flowerer anyway. I grow for the copper/orange foliage.

What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 15:00

Yes but no roller.....the most over rated tool on the market.  

A walk over with mower ......switched off...will suffice 

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:57

It is going to be mild this week. get your plants outside even in pots.  Have fleece handy if necessary 

sun is out here now and it is HOT....if you haven't got it it's on its way 

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:56

Caution though....

you have to get out of that shed 

Weeds & Grass Total Newbie :)

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:54

Hiya snappyfish, ditto Hosta .....and the warning not to use more than the recommended dose.  I have seem so many good lawns ruined by overdosing.

go to discount stores...they sell the top brands for less. 

early evening is best time or morning on an overcast day ....water next day too 

here's to a great looking lawn 

Weeds & Grass Total Newbie :)

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:00

Snappyfish, an all in one....a feed, weed and moss .....application will make a big difference.  

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:57


What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:57

NO to council waste RTSmith.  Used this once to top dress a lawn...idea was ridiculously flawed.  Too lumpy. bitty and unstable  ( suspicious of what exactly goes into this and what remains) Awful stuff 

my choice would be john innes and sand mixed prior to laying. 

Obviously "scratch" existing soil level first.

I top dress with my own sieved soil and mpc on my sandy loam to help maintain levels 

perfect time of year considering the now milder weather.  Seed should germinate in 2 weeks or less 

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