Latest posts by Verdun

Help with shrubs pls

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:24

Agree about widening that border mardatha.   Shrubs would grow better and look better.  Shrubs need plenty of space.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:19

It's probably hungry Linda.

ordinary soil but with plenty of compost in it.  Don't let it dry out.  Check it's not rootbound. For best start add mycchorrizal fungi to planting hole and fish blood and bone and water it well.  

How do I renovate area under weed control fabric?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:14

Looking good though Birdy 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:06

Morning folks

Cold last night but brilliantly sunny now 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 23:25

Me too.  I was blubbering so much....the tears were running down my face in torrents. Oh! Do you mean about Man Utd?

Issues with pugs

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 21:58

doggone it...thought this was a thread about dogs. cur blimey! 

Edwin, what condition did plugs arrive in? How long have you had them? Did you pot them into 9 cm pots ?

i water generously when plugs are potted up.  I cover with fleece if sunny for a few days.  The sun could well have caused your withering problems.  

How do I renovate area under weed control fabric?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 21:50

Hate that weed fabric.  Most of us get rid of it eventually. in a garden that fabric should not be used except for path prep.

just as Dave says, dig in compost, manure ....dig in "life" back to your soil 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:18

Your good deed for the day Hosta. that elderly lady may be a millionairess who will remember you in her Will 

Any advice for a newbie's front garden?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 19:12

Clearly Nellie you have acid soil there...pieris Is growing well there.  

how about a camelia or two there In that North area?  Nandina domestica...sacred bamboo .....will provide a different shape.  Hydrangeas?  in theory blue should be excellent there.  I would also go for one of the paniculata types with white large flower heads turning lime green or pink according to variety.  Arum Lily will be fine there too.....lovely White spathes in spring.  Ferns too........easy and fascinating foliage.  I always try to incorporate a grass or two and one classy variety is hackonechloa a low yellow highly attractive grass with times of Orange in the leaves. With a bit of planning you could arrange a really attractive border there.

the path is a little you want to move it? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:00

Sounds good to me Woody.  

it has been glorious again today....right now it's very warm.  Put in echinacea Hot  Papya, and, coincidentally a few white flowered perennials of different sorts.  Plus cut front and back lawns.  A White clematis Montana ...grandiflora looking beautiful now and a large choisya is full of scented white flowers filling sitting area of garden.  I know white isn't everybody's cup of tea but it's a "colour" I love.  White pear blossom, white azaleas, white argyranthemums, white anthemis, all strutting their stuff at the moment.

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