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Latest posts by Verdun

Instant Gardener

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:33


Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:32

Best advice is....never plant this in your garden.  Never 

pruning is very worst thing you can will sucker and sucker and sucker. Then it will be a nigh impossible task to control. pruning for sure makes this suckering far, far worse. 

beautiful tree?  No reason to grow it.  


Instant Gardener

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:25

We need a dose of commonsense here 

it is about education not about banning.

if I read back on the forum over past few months so many plants are mentioned as being toxic or dangerous and banning them is proposed.  

Heaven forbid any over zealous politician gets hold of such nonsense.  

HELP!!!! Calla Lily Outgrowing Pot, Not Blooming and Droopy

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:16

Lisa, I would take it out of its pot and look at the rootball.  If it looks like 2 plants growing there I would divide them.  A sharp knife should do fhe trick.  Then pot up individually. I would do it now

when repotting use a john innes soil based compost.  Wouldn't add any extra feed.  Water well


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:01

Still wet but bright too with hopes of sunshine.

why is it when it's raining do I see "essential" garden jobs to do?  I have taxus Coppershine......2 of them, one a cutting seemingly unobtainable now.....that has been overlooked up until now but now stands out like a sore thump for a tidy up prune.

solanum alba looking superb......clambering 20' high. 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 07:11

Wet morning. everything looks clean and lush.....lawn esp.  Supposed to be better later 

growing radishes

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 07:07

Radishes should be picked asap. they quickly become tough and bitter.  Check to see by pulling one....


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 23:09

Hmm, me neither.


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 21:59

Another excellent Love your Garden this evening.  The presenting team are increasingly endearing and dedicated to creating happiness 

growing radishes

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 21:48

Hiya madam green fingers

likely the culprits are flea beetles.  It's quite common but they don't seem to affecf the roots...for me anyway. are your crops good?


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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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