Latest posts by Verdun

Grass on the drive

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 08:05

Hiya Wessex

use glyphosate. 

Just make sure you spray only on the grass you want to kill.  Use a line and a board to avoid spray drift onto your lawn.  A watering can would do the job.  A dry day with very little wind too.  Allow 6 hours of dry weather and then the job is done

a half moon to re edge the grass would be my way clean the edge and then spray odd growth in your drive. 

Hope this helps Wessex 

California lilac

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:58

Ceanothus will suddenly Jac4,,,,just die.   It will not recover so a replacement but plant somewhere else, 

Usually,,a hard pruning will kill them.  Sometimes they survive but usually not.  The taller larger leaved vwrieties are the least resistant to hard pruning but the smaller ones, if pruned annually, will live longer. 

Ceanothus grow well down here but,,eventually,,they all have been replaced.  Some monsters have sadly disappeared.  However they grow so quickly so loss is only temporary 

Cosmos Plant - help

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:36

Tony, cosmos need regular and frequent potting on at this time of year.  They grow fast

i pinch out several times to produce large and bushy plants for all summer flowering.  If you pinch out like this your plants will not require supports and will look impressive

grown in groups of 3 or more cosmos are even more effective.....the white ones are my favourite

Fish/Blood and Bone or Sulphate of Potash ?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:31

You can overthink these things.  

if plants are doing well and look healthy fish blood and bone will provide al, they need.  

When should last years dahlias make an appearance?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:27

Lilyrice, you don't need to.

i have large ones outside..the bigger the more impressive.

however, for containers I do pull many apart and pot them up still keeping them large 

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:24

Doubt it very much Andy.  

Is it too late to prune a lavatera?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:21

Tee hee hee 


Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:19

Invicta, I grow early and late aconitums and slugs and snails are never a problem.

whether aconitums are poisonous to them I don't know but I somehow doubt that.

nothing can compare to delphiniums though.

Is it too late to prune a lavatera?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:42

See.....short lived 

take cuttings sanjy every year 

Bloody dandelions

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:09

kitty, on edit I deleted "sorry".  That reminds me to get sausages tomorrow 

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