Latest posts by Verdun

Is there anything missing from this home made compost?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 19:49

CraighB, looks good to me ...a thin layer of soil now and then helps too.    Everything to be cut up and dispersed into other things 

The crucial thing is to turn it regularly........


Posted: 17/04/2016 at 19:44

Harrys nan, tickle in fish blood and bone and give a good thick mulch....compost plus pelleted chicken manure or dried farmyard manure.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 19:39

Do you like lupins then Tigs? 

Moving a philadelphus

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 17:39

It will be fine peter . Water well but do it asap now 

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 17:37

You dont really want to cut off the new green leaves now...they are energising your plant 


Posted: 17/04/2016 at 17:32

Hungry too harrys-nan.  I suspect too the roots are congested...have you checked?  If you have to keep them in pots a while longer....they wont like it.....repot with fresh compost and water well after freeing the roots 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 17:27

Cut grass, planted and mulched again.  Enjoyed the warm, even hot, sunshine.  My 3 month old great niece complimented me on my lawn too 

Spring pruning advice

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:27

No not so good on choisyas Tom ....prune back now though 

Bark or slate

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:26

I detest membrane causes more problems than it is a b....y nuisance if you want to ring the changes.

bark is not great for suppressing weeds unless put on thickly.  The mini bark chips are better but gravel or slate is better.  

Nothing will really stop weeds...weeds will colonise any situation..

the very best mulch is  fresh seaweed from fhe beach used in autumn 

Cut back kniphofia foliage?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:20

Leave the fresh green leaves and remove the rest Green Dahlia.  

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why did we worry?

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