Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:27

Call the Midwife, Poldark, Indian summers....all ok but couldn't we have some boxing on in between?  

Early lunch in a roped Into providing transport for hospital appointment.  don't really mind today  but this person tends to be demanding and I don't want (don't have the time really) to be on regular duties here.  

Bit damp here ...not heavy rain but enough to stop me getting planting done 

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:24

I would source mulch locally unless you intend a large quantity.   Local councils supply recycled compost at reasonable cost.  I notice deals around on bark chips too........any local supplies of wood chips?  

If yours isnot acid soil consider mushroom compost ....any local mushroom farms?  

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:40

Already answered Chrissy.  ...joke gone very flat 

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:37

Tee hee hee 


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:36

Cloudy and rain is on it's way.... ah well,,at least it's mild . And summer temps end of the week 

hello forkers.  

Yes, I did very well on tv last night.  Of course!  Am I the only one not to watch or record Poldark?


Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 23:19

Chrissy......Bob, the gardener; Joe,,the gardener.   Get it?  Oops!  I'll coat 

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 23:15

Agree completely with Charliebot and Welshonion.  Another issue with these packs of plug perennials is that they are packed with plants nobody really wants.  Buy what you  like as individual plants

there will always be people who have good experience of T & M, Parkers, Hayloft, etc. but most of us have been dissatisfied with them........

Peach tree

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 23:11

And the most,important issue is peach leaf curl.  Protect it from rain or it will suffer badly.  

I have 2 peach trees in pots....outside (mild here)......and flowering now.  I will keep it outside until flowers begin to drop and then cover it or take it into greenhouse for next few weeks until foliage matures.  Mature foliage is more resistant to peach leaf curl.

better outside in the summer too as red spider is a problem when growing in a gh.  Regular spraying will help a little. 

Honeysuckle or Clematis?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 23:03

Toughmudder why not just watch how your plants grow this season....see for yourself, learn what you have and then prune accordingly.  Clematis tend to have brittle almost dead looking old stems

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 22:59

You can get good size plants economically...check out Paddock Plants for example.  Not too keen on plug plants and they are often just as expensive with a season or two to wait until mature. 

My feeling is you can buy full size plants and divide them to give you far better value than plugs

however garden centres are selling hardy perennials in 9 cm pots and these can be good value if potted up asap.  They will grow away fast now.

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