Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 13:01

Delightful day....pretty warm.  

got roped into helping my neighbour with his fence and a caller stayed a long time so my planned work in garden hasnt yet happened.  

Had lunch but donuts are calling me..........especially those cream and jam ones.  My local shop supplies extra large ones but it would be piggish of me to eat two of those .....surely? 

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:51

Happy birthday Panda's other half. 

Dahlia pot size

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:48

Watery, a 9 cm pot should be sufficient for tubers from Wilkos.  If not a 12 cm.  pot up in dry compost for now and lightly water in a week,or so.  Pot on frequently as roots fill their pots ...and they will grow fast now.  One tuber per pot.

i grow dahlias by reporting often and have several in large ....5 litre or larger.....pots.  They will grow and flower well if well fed during the summer, esp if john Innes used. I also grow them on in pots ...for reason you give...until I know exactly where I want them in the garden.

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:49

Every 3 years or so....according to my whim really ....I lift and divide water lilies.  They separate easily.

hiwever, they need to be replanted less deeply until leaves start to float again and then you can lower into the pond.

this is ideal time to divide but would not leave it much later.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:44

Good luck today with the ortho, oreotho, orphepedic..........knee consultant  Hostafan 

Blueberry advice please

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:41

Cheerybeth, phone Dorset blueberry company.  They will advise you on varieties.  

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:39

Thanks Rodgy-dodge for your question..  I forgot so will set recorder 

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:37

But logic says you cannot dig up bindweed. Those brittle roots snap and multiply and every bit grows.   I tried in a friend's veg patch because she insisted on no chemicals.  It is still a problem there.  And will be until chemically eradicated. 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:33

Morning Alan,  not sure about that..I.e liquidising that mushy fertiliser.  If not too much can you mix it into your compost heap?  However, I would not use it at all.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:30

Er...good day 

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