Latest posts by Verdun

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:16

Never hosta,  and I wear gloves and spray low.

it prob is a dangerous chemical .....use sparingly 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:09

Hey tetley, they are much bigger than mine???  Superb 

fire island didn't grow for me and I was offered a replacement. 

will post some of mine ....Liberty is looking good, first frost, halcyon and couple of others...but well behind yours Tetley. 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:01

Hey!  That's how I see it too 

Rhubarb Removal

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:39

For me Stockbridge Arrow is unbeatable 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:38

Sel la vie P 

just enjoy every day. ,it's what I try to do 

bare honeysuckle- is it dead?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:35


honeysuckles do sulk a little after my experience anyway. 

Why do you think it was "diseased"?  

I have a pair of different honeysuckles over an arch and earlier this year pruned both very hard.  Had little time over last 2 years to prune them.  They were slow but now growth is good.

do the remaining branches look dead, twiggy, brittle? 

Give it a couple of weeks ...the recent rain will help as will the increased recent warmth. 

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:24

That's ok Philippa.

for me planting now helps planting depth and you can see how it will look in relationship to other stuff there.  

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:14

Now JOY20

plant it with some compost to help enrich the soil 

in an urn?  I doubt it will grow well there.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:09

Philippa,,Philippa,,Philippa....the longest day soon . I love this side of it, the planning, planting, the bounty of fruit, veg and flowers to come. Of course, it puts things into perspective. The egypt plane crash does even more so.....horrific

Lupins i a south facing circle in the middle of my garden.

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:04

Fishy, I can understand Treza's desire for lupins.  I can grow them....touch wood....and they can look sensational but only for a few weeks.

 Went through many phases...annuals,,delphiniums ....grew about 30 of them all staked all supremely tall and blue.  Then some died to spoil my delphinium wall and after flowering there was only a boring space for most of the summer....dahlias en bloc, etc etc.

now,,with more awareness, I grow varieties of shapes,,sizes and I hope Treza can think again 

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They wont catch me......

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