Latest posts by Verdun

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:14

then you are a marvel marion.....huge respect 

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:13

Me too Darren

Runner Beans

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:12

Go on Mr J, if the girls can sow them standing on their heads then you can too. photo though please 

Bloody dandelions

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:10

Dandelions do not "stay in their place".  They seed everywhere offen in the most difficult places.  

I have a delightful "dandelion" in my border...actually a couple.  Doronicum in fact.  Well behaved, long flowering and deserving a place here.

if you love dandelions then grow them but the question derekp posed was " how to get rid of them"?

Is there any better foliage ?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:04

Yes it does but remember moist soil...

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:20

We should leave Monty alone many threads have there been about him?  one minute he is hated the next his health is of concern and the next he is the most popular guy in the world.  Not easy to cope with such personal intrusion.  How would you like it?

for me he does a good job and is a good guy presenting a prog about my hobby. I don't probe into his life 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:43

Lovely day. Sun from first thing to now.....cut grass in mo. ,

out of the chilly wind it felt like a warm spring day....we are doing well so far during this arctic forecast week.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring but it doesn't look too bad 


Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:39

That's a shame Veggie. Get your revenge with nematodes asap 

wont post picture of my will kill me 

cosmos & gooseberry sawfly questions

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:15

Gooseberry sawfly....I use neem oil after thoroughly clearing away debris around the bushes.  Spraying soil and thoroughly drenching all parts of the bushes.  then a thick mulch.  No sawfly for me.

sanjy, re cosmos.  NO.  Too deep to plant them like this...they will rot.  However, I do pot on a little deeper every time.  I repot several times from 9 cm to 2 litre pots.  Every time too I pinch out the tips to produce very strong, sturdy bushy plants.  I eventually plant out in June and have impact making plants then. 

Currently my cosmos are in 1 litre soon as I see roots at the bottom of the pots I pot on.  At this coldish time spare the watering too 

Runner Beans

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:06

True but if fast germination is wanted it is worth working out the best way to sow seed.  My seed, for example, will provide plants for planting out in a week to 2 weeks now 

the quicker a seed germinates the less likely it is to rot too ! 

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why did we worry?

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Inspiring or what?

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