London (change)
Today 26°C / 18°C
Tomorrow 27°C / 19°C

Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Photinia Pink Marble - Pot-grown trees

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:25

Hiya Mariposa

I would use bigger pots.  Would use john innes...number 3...and prune them back a little to shoots lower down.  

I grow this in the ground......best in the ground.......and prune twice a year.  I prune now and again in late AugustSeptember to keep them bushy. 

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:19

I pot them up for following year.  Dig with nice rootball.  I would not keep,them all...how many do you want?  They seed every year.  I repot as they grow so have 10 or so large plants for this year.  I do not usually keep them for more than one year.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:03

Hiya Scott.  Not as vigorous as some geraniums and "flatter".  Flowers for ages too.  I wouldn't "squeeze" it in though...give it at least 50 cm.  linum perenne goes well with it I think or tulbaghia.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:57

Cool woodland comditions for trilliums I think.  Bit too warm and sunny here but still tempted to grow a couple In the shadiest parts amongst some hellebores.  

Standard Geraniums

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:54

A few miles from me a row of small cottages were covered by pelargoniums.  So to a height of 8' or more and a delightful splash of colour.  This was many years ago ....before "global warming".......but I cannot say for how many years they persisted.  

I experimented with growing pelargoniums as climbers ....the ivy leaf but any vigorous plant would do well as an annual climber in the summer.  Think I got 5' or so.   If protected over winter, down here anyway, and grown against a south facing wall it would be quite a sight.  Might dig out a suitable variety and try again 

lawns

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:47

Bit late to deal with them now I,think but soon you could apply nematodes to control them (chafers, I mean not badgers)

Used to use a lawn grub killer in the autumn but now it is banned but was very effective.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:43

Marmalade and baked beans Woody?  Ha ha 

Hello! First Q. What's eaten my Anemone de Caen ?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:41

Hello Onion and welcome 

I have a sneaky feeling it might be voles.....or similar.  Mice?  Perhaps going for the moisture in the stems.  

I had a few tulips like that.  Looked as if someone had called overnight with a pair of secateurs.  I had a spate of such happening a few years ago and caught several small mice.  However, I decided to live and let live.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:22

Morning folks.  Still bright but rain last night.

MRsG, still a few wallflowers to dig up but loads to plant out.

Most of the plants I use are those I have propagated myself.....usually take cuttings, divisions, etc of new plants so I have plenty of stock available.  

That Geum Baked Beans sounds good Woody.   Never grown trilliums though.  Must check them out.  

Hope weather stays fine for all your plans everyone. 

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:15

Scott, check out Elke.  Little bit different. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Roasting

Replies: 35    Views: 428
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:33

They're bossing it now........

Replies: 23    Views: 347
Last Post: Yesterday at 08:18

Love your garden

Replies: 26    Views: 364
Last Post: Yesterday at 12:01

grasses

Replies: 41    Views: 550
Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 22:17

hardy geraniums pictures

Replies: 16    Views: 285
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

Is mahonia invasive?

Replies: 20    Views: 328
Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 12:44

Blue foliage

Replies: 21    Views: 473
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 02:44

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Replies: 70    Views: 1289
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 09:47

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Replies: 66    Views: 2002
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 21:53

Dahliettes.....?

Replies: 10    Views: 290
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 13:15

Carpenteria californica shaping

Replies: 5    Views: 213
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 23:51

Rubbish mpc

Replies: 11    Views: 300
Last Post: 16/05/2014 at 12:47

JUST FOR MIKE

Replies: 221    Views: 6790
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 20:06

Drat........

Replies: 4    Views: 262
Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 20:57

Follow up fox illumination pink

Replies: 6    Views: 353
Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 12:21
1 to 15 of 167 threads