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Latest posts by Verdun

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:44

Looks a little like lobelia hadspen purple 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:40

Agastache Sangria and associates!


Rotten carrots

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:04

Cara,,can you post  a picture of your carrots?


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:04

Hi Jan

no feed.   However, a little dried manure or compost mixed into the soil will help.  

If it isn't a tiny plug plant which case I would pot on.....and it's a reasonable size then, yes, I would plant it out now.  It will settle in very nicely right now.  Even though it is drought tolerant you still need to water it in well.

shame about your euonymous shrubs

enjoy your little Hobbit 

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:57

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANDA..........hope you get lots and lots of lovely bamboo treats 


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 07:02

Morning folks

wet again this morning.....

warm and humid


Rotten carrots

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 23:20

Cara, I'm not a polytunnel grower.  Perhaps there is another cause that polytunnel growers have encountered.....??

Gardeners world last Friday

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 23:17

My impression was to enable the plants themselves to recover

cutting back, removing affected parts and creating a more open bush.  The way Box is often grown is as a tight, dense, and airless bush.....ideal for box blight spores to thrive in.  I believe Monty was advised to grow a more open style.

not sure there is a "treatment" as such Lily P

A fast growing plant to give me privacy.

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:23


for peace of mind folks don't recommend this thug unless a clump variety is highlighted.  No "containment" will prevent bamboo doing what it wants.  Sooner or later it will be scary then you have an almighty problem.  Why? Because by then it would have spread underground everywhere.

Rotten carrots

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:18

Sounds like carrot fly Cara.  

Open ends on your polytunnel?  

Even in a polytunnel cover carrots with fleece or use nematodes next spring.

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