Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:44

Could be Ann.  Here they need a reasonable watering and if you have used ordinary mpc it will decline over time.

I would get some john innes and repot.....still not too late....and prune back any leggy stems 

Forsythia - Will I damage it if I cut back hard now?

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:41

Debbie, if you really don't like your forsythia get it out.  Life is too short. I think it will be reasonably easy to remove.  Yes, out of flower forsythia is an ugly thing.  Wouldn't grow one in my garden because I can see their flowers everywhere in spring.  

No matter how much you rejuvenate a forsythia it will always be unsightly;   You may have a poor clone shy of flowering too.

no.....out with it and plant aomething you really like 

Grass dying and going brown?

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:33


bit of both I think there.......leatherjacket damage and long grass.  

I would cut the grass, scarify or hand rake, mow again and reseed bare patches and order nematodes.  Nematodes usually arrive in a couple of days of ordering so try to get everything done in time 

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:56

My smaller knips have flowered all summer long aym .  yes, snails can be a problem but they have respected fhe "no snails allowed here" sign I erected.  Just have to reach an understanding 

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:28

would look totally out of place in anything but a large garden of course before people get too carried away 

Lawn care

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:29

Sounds good to me bulkerb.  A bit passionate about my own plamting too 

Polemonium advice

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:03

Wakeshine, phormiums do not have sharp edges so worry not.  

I have several different varieties here and they give a lot of shape and colour to a winter garden in particular

I don't grow anything with sharp or hazardous foliage except a single rose..... for sentimental reasons.   One rose is more than enough 

Lawn care

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 21:37

Great to have such an expert on the forum Bulkerb 

i understand the passion involved in producing a perfect lawn....and the sheer graft.  My own standard is a way off yours but manage to have a nice looking one I think 

Lawn care

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:07

Comprehensive information there bulkerb

drag mat?   do you mean using a lute?

those lawns will be superb 

Polemonium advice

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:54

Nice complementary planting Fairy. 

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