Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:28

I always pInch out my plants, imcluding dahlias.  Not too late to cut back......they will soon flower on cut back stems.   I would do this ASAP. Yes, stake well too.  

......the good guys

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:24

Only ordered once from brookside but, yes, good people to deal with.  Nice plants, prompt delivery. 

hydrangea problem?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:21

First thing to occur was sun scorch.  Are they in bright light?  Hydrangeas like a little shade and good moisture.  Watering ?  

planting between shaped bushes on a fence (tall structural plant ideas please)

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:13

Veronicastrum is a good structural plant, yes.  I grow 3 or 4 varieties. They have a delicate appearance , good height, quietly attractive flowers in mid summer and a see through quality. Improve year on year.

I found them though to be difficult to buy locally.  You may have to buy online in the autumn.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:08

Bekkie, I'd say two things.  Get to understand what your chosen plants will do, won't do, whether spreading or clumping, erect or bushy and sizes.

Secondly, to prune at the correct time.....usually after flowering.  This spreads out the demands of pruning as well as understanding how to prune.  Plants are kept compact and floriferous and attractive 

Total Newbie

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:59

Hello goose2k7 and nice to see you.

You should  still be able to get some tomato plants, pepper plants, may be melons.  This year s a big  learning one.  If you can get any of these plants just have some fun.  Ask us along the way.  I wouldnt get too much in the way of propagators just yet just get the feel of the greenhouse first 

Have fun 


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:52

Dove out galavanting again   Looks lovely there ....glad you had good day


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:44

Hottest day so far.   And I had to spend a lot of it cleaning out a flat, painting, repairing etc.  

Just taken my dog onto the Towans and it's so relaxingly warm, quiet and lovely.  Coming in I was accosted by cherry pie fragrance of the heliotropes planted by the door.  Lovely 

Think I heard temps of 82 for tomorrow???  

Neighbour brought me in some sweet peas.usually grow them but forgot to plant mine out at the time so missing out this year.  She confessed she called to look at my dierama Guinevere which has glowed over past two days. (she's a bit of a nosey Parker though as well as a bit of a gossip ). Think she took a shine to my emerging agastaches  So she has a little bit of class I guess 



......the good guys

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:47

Here it is folks.....where to add the "good guys" 

fuschia leaves turned brown

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:43

Have you watered it well?

When planted did you soak the rootball maggienewgardener?  Did you loosen any roots?  Did you notice if it was rootbound?  

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