London (change)
Today 16°C / 13°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:54

Had a similar problem with plums......the solution then was to pick before they ripenened. 

I think birds may have initially caused damaged to alert wasps so netting to keep birds off Patricia 


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:45

Hello forkers

overcast, humid, very warm and misty morning. not really wet though. should be lovely for walkimg in.

hope Im wrong about the blight Dove but sounds a sensible move to keep toms apart although blight is airborne I think.  

The recent rain has made so much growth but I think from tomorrow hot dry weather is returning 

expecting a parcel of plants today....these are replacements from a different supplier for damaged plants received last week. Feel like a kid when plants arrive  

Wild crocosmia is not flowering

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:38

montbretia thrives on neglect I think.  I suspect you have been feeding it, watering it and prob mulching it..or at least planted in compost enriched soil 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 22:08

You think you have frightened me Fishy?  I can keep more than 20 paces away so I'm safe. Smart me,,see! 

Fairy Ring

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 22:04

A bit of lateral thimking........feed the lawn well. it will do 2 things. One it will green up the grass this disguising the fairy ring. second it will strengthen the grass.

spiking and raking in autumn may help


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:59

Ah!  But I can type jekylandhide..... used to type quicker than the girls. 

Same disease Fishy...same family. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:53

Why, thank you indeed Susan.  Worth posting then 

all this talk of cream teas has decided me to partake hugely very soon 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:50

victoria. still think main pot is of astrantias.  Don't judge leaf whites have paler leaves.  The dark reds have darker leaves.

anyway, grow them on and we will soon know. you may have a new colour there.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:39

Looks like astrantias to me Victoria.

Mass Leaf Drop on Standard Photinia

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:35

I think it simoly doesnt like being in a pot. it meeds to be in the ground tracey...not vine weevils.

it is never a solution to feed plants thaf are ailing essentially because of a lack of wateer.....that's the cause of your problems. that rootball is not holding enough moisture.  Bonemeal will simply burn those roots right now.  

before planting put the rootball in a bucket of water for a couple of hours. tease out any roots growing around the rootball and gently apread them out. dig a generous planting hole and mix dried manure and compost with a little organic granular fertiliser with the soil.  backfill and make a mound surrounding the plant and fill with water. let it drain and repeat. do this 3 or 4 times.  

Later remove the mounded soil around the rootball and mulch with compost

dont prune anything yet except for any dead twigs 

Discussions started by Verdun


Replies: 38    Views: 725
Last Post: Yesterday at 12:07

Slugs knippimg.......

Replies: 21    Views: 444
Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

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

Replies: 13    Views: 337
Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

Replies: 29    Views: 654
Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

Replies: 9    Views: 244
Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 19:29

Boring, boring rosesN

Replies: 99    Views: 2252
Last Post: Today at 12:29

What will simply not thrive for you....

Replies: 50    Views: 1150
Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

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

Replies: 11    Views: 337
Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

Replies: 15    Views: 491
Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

Replies: 18    Views: 505
Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

Replies: 36    Views: 1006
Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

Replies: 14    Views: 369
Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

Replies: 38    Views: 1298
Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

Replies: 47    Views: 1607
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

Replies: 28    Views: 829
Last Post: 23/07/2015 at 10:18
1 to 15 of 235 threads