Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 23:39

This is a brilliant forum , sounds Verdun nspeaks from experience , if they are put in the garden next year  would the Echinacea be alright to leave in through the winter do you think? 

My  rudbeckias were sown straight into the ground two years ago and are alright through  the winters . This is the reason I'm asking 

who is the thief?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 23:18

With that amount of destruction I would say it looks like the work of squirrels, I have had this happen to mine last year .Id be interested to know if there is any deterrent .maybe start a new thread?

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:05

Why tell you off when all your doing is letting us into your hopes wishes and dreams?

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:00

If they are actual plants with good roots they should be alright in the garden  .but if you put them into the next pot size they would probably add more growth. They  Will die down but come again in spring.

Talkback: Plants for green roofs with soil depth 150mm

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:46

House leeks will grow on a roof and there is a lot  of choice of these plants ,put them on and ignore them .

you don't really need much of a base.

Villagers in the olden times would plant these on their roofs ,  with folklore, comes a belief that pan tiled roofs planted with house leeks would ward off lightning.

No fruit showing on Butternut Squash in polytunnel

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:08

Mine have not had the flowers and the fruit in abundance this year .I think it is the August weather that has done it plenty of rain and cold with it and a lack of sunshine when we had needed it.I noticed less insects too.

Talkback: Red spider mite

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 01:11

Red spider usually a pest of dry weather and plants that have got too dry or are stressed .spray well with water it will help



Posted: 04/09/2014 at 00:17

Hi Verdun, I had remembered your pics of grasses  and admired them.

They  are all beautiful, it's with seeing them I knew you could best advise me,but can you remind me which thread .just come to me it could be your own thread of what's good in your garden ?

I shall nip over and do a quick check ,and if I have it wrong check back here!

Thanks again x


Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:42

I had also wondered about adding a tall grass  too . This would complete the look  if there is one in white , to give a lacey effect as it is quite a deep corner leading on to broad borders either side. The hostas would also improve this part of the garden. 

So verdun this is where you come in ,can I pick your brains please?

You know your grasses! Gran



Posted: 03/09/2014 at 18:28

I will try and get a photo but yes it is the shade from trees  and hedge.we are considering taking some branches from the  big old apple tree and try to do something with the towering pine tree.then beyond this is fields. So I should get dappled shade 

This is what I'm working on


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