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Latest posts by Verdun

New Yew hedge, does it need more watering ?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:39
David, did you water in after planting? How much?
It could just be plants need settling in
Taxus can sometimes look poorly after planting and then pick up.
Inform your suppliers though ASAP in case you need replacements.
Your top soil? Reputable supplier? Inform them too and ask questions

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:31
Evening dove. That's terrible news. Just saw panorama prog on north Korea. It's a mad world right now. So much energy to cause misery????


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:24
Language Salino.........tut tut. Ha ha

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:16
Top dress. Feed, mow. Used to be so fastidious .....raking, spiking, hand pulling of couch grass, fine grass seed only, mixed compost and sieved top soil twice a year, watering, regular feeding. And best cylinder mower. Then I woke up. So time consuming; so obsessional. Oh yes, used lute too.
I like a nice lawn....and people say its nice....but as long as its green, weed free, level and soft to walk on I'm happy.
So Brum It's reasonably good.
I'm more of a perfectionist with my plants though

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:28
Bet my lawns will be better than yaous? Lol

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:21
Chrissy in Cornwall
We Cornish have all the answers

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:18
Same as others. Garden had lots of bindweed but now none at all. Not sure digging is good idea but glyphosate is totally effective. Best treated at Rosette stage when lots of short young shoots are appearing. Then again when any new growth is seen. Easily eradicated in one season

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:13
Been busy day but not in garden apart from cutting grass and applying feed.
Hope you all kept out of mischief
Still disappointing weather ....bit drab now but good weekend to come

When to net blackcurrant bushes against birds?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:54
They are after those fruit buds.
Net now.
However, when fruiting I net before fruit turns black


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:26
Send them to me of course Fairygirl
I dont know about plant names anymore......they're constantly changing, aren't they?
To me crocosmias are the hybrids from wild montbretias. There are some new varieties out now.....of African breeding I think and some lovely doubles. may try one or two...if they're invasive I'll send them to you. Ha ha

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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