Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:46

Take it to local dump and ask there or ask your local dustman when he calls 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 17:00

From a cloudy but humid morning it has gotten hot again.....very hot   Had a quick dip in the sea 


excellent news Frank   Pleased for you.   


despite the temp I moved helenium Double Trouble standing at over 120 cm ....watered well and will do so again when cooler. Cut back a delphnium magic fountains despite a lot of flowers on it.....it has been superb, stocky, bushy and pretty much self supporting.  Light blue flowers for weeks now but I think it will send up more flowers before September.   Planted another large salvia Amistad next to Double Trouble and pennisetum Villosums are flowering in large pots so they were planted too.  Lawns need cutting but what the heck!  Tomorrow will do 


helped someone out for a few mins and I was rewarded with a large cornish pasty! 


"big dopey reeds sticking up" .....I am intrigued PP 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:46

C'est la vie 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:38

Well, you have done........?? 


I praised it.  Not "enamoured" but enjoy it 

Think about it now.........

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:34

Yes, they do work wakeshine 


I had doubts myself at first but have used them for 3 or 4 years.  My lawn was devastated every year by leatherjackets in autumn but not now 


timing and how to apply is important.  Crane flies are early and about now it seems but late August/September is best time to use nematodes.  Watering them in well is essential too.

Gooseberry No Fruit

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:18

Bigger fruit though Logan . Getting rid of the old branches is pretty effective on its own 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:16

Just watched today's prog and  I enjoyed It.   Well done Charlie and the brothers 


Water feature was great and I would soften it with planting.  The team is friendly and skilled.  The clients obviously were happy.     What's not to like?


an area of lawn is always good for me and it nicely softened the decking and patio;  a natural green carpet....lovely.   Astroturf??? What? 


I am more of a plants person....higher maintenance though....but I appreciate the need for a relatively high ratio of landscaping In this garden.


currently I can watch this prog, Love your Garden, BG, GW and Gardening Australia.   Let's not knock it 

Gooseberry No Fruit

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:37

Arthur, yes pruning...or not pruning..... could be a cause.  You prob bought your bushes as 2 or 3 year old plants making them 5 or 6 years old and ready for pruning.    Bullfinches in winter another possible reason for lack of fruit 


ideally, grow bushes on a short leg.......keeps bushes clean from fungal spores splashed from the soil.  I remove all branches near the ground.  I remove all very old wood, all inward growing wood and reduce all stems to a few buds to produce fruiting spurs.  Late winter, January time, for me 


for bullfinches stretch a fine net over the bushes supported by canes....use pots, cane tops or jars to stop netting slipping down the canes.  


Hope this helps...It works for me 

Oh dearie me!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:19

whilst cutting a delicious strawberry n cream tart my hand slipped and it resulted in a larger slice than I intended.  


however, I don't think anyone noticed as the offending piece was removed ....and eaten by yours truly.....and the remaining pieces were re assembled in a slightly smaller circle.  Thought this was quite clever 


Hopefully, It should mean a share of the smaller tart for me too 


anyone else had such a worrying mishap in the kitchen? 

Think about it now.........

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:08

ok, only mid July but like it or not autumn is only a few weeks away.  A few weeks away from the dreaded cranefly 


in second half of August order nematodes to prevent leatherjackets destroying your lawn. 

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They wont catch me......

 
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Wow!

 
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Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
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