Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:49

Had some rain this morning but very little.  Now clearing and looking bright.  I think sunshine is likely later

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:32

I would go for herbaceous and evergreen perennials.  They grow quickly, can easily be moved and provide colour cheaply.  Hemerocallis, phlox, penstemons, etc., and dahlias too for impact this summer.  Or, grasses?  


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning folks.

look, I've guaranteed good weather today.  I've hung out washing and the old adage is that it will be fine.    For good luck I always walk under ladders too. 


Wallflower colours

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:34

Yes they come in all sorts of weird and wonderful colours Malcolm. I think this has been the best year for wallflowers 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:05

Yes, well done Dove 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:06

See, patience Lily. 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:58

Lily, wait a while yet.  Miscanthus is pretty tough and I cant see last winter providing any problems for it.  Not in boggy ground is it?  My grasses are already 60 cm tall though.  Why not carefully pull soil away and see if anything green there?


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:44

I would mix just a little of your soil with the compost.  It helps the roots "acclimatise" to the soil.  not sure of the amount of mycchorrizal you need but the roots of the heathers need to be in immediate contact with it.  Especially with heathers I think this is a useful additive. 

PauliePauls garden videos where are they?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:39

Who is PauliePaul?  

Toms-- pot or growbag?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:37

Pots for me everytime.  So one vote for pots 

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