Latest posts by Verdun

Camille leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:35

Got the gist tho ........(though)  ....Papi  Jo and that's main thing 

hope our replies help kanedawn, my reason for responding 

Camille leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:48


since the leaves are "healthy green colour" there is no problem with lime......camellias DO tolerate lime but not excessively so.  They grow well in my neutral soil.  Certainly more lime tolerant than azaleas, rhodos, etc.

the heavy soil too sounds ok.

a picture would be good to show what is causing leaves to curl.  

I would have kept it where it was.....if it is a small plant your camellia is unlikely to flower;  if your soil dried out in mid to late summer, despite being heavy clay, this would be enough to prevent your cwmellia from flowering.  If at planting time you did not loosen or break up enough soil this could prevent your plant from growing well too. incorporating compost too then makes a difference...did you do this kanedawn?

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 18:59

I grow summer sun flowers forever.  Just divided them and hope they produce a few more plants next year.  For me the hotter and drier the better 

Help to identify a grass

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 18:52

Yes, exactly what it is muhly grass. 

not really too hardy and nothing much to look at before those flowers in autumn. 

A big grass .....nothing like tennuissima 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:47

What plants are you expecting marion?  Always exciting isn't it? 

Invasive grass around pond margin

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:40

Tetley's idea of a new pond makes sense to me...if the space is available.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 22:04

New planting area Bob.   I have one too now since removing a large conifer.   poured loads of compost and bags of FYM in too.   Fun planning what to plant 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:55

Cut lawns in warm sunshine.  Potted up several salvia rooted cuttings.   Otherwise happy as the garden is right now...colour holding on well with no sign of ending.  Took a cuppa outside though to consider planting revamp in sitting area.  Still undecided as to exact planting 

Last edited: 18 October 2016 17:56:56

Pot up penstemon cuttings now?

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:38

CraighB, pot them up into 9cm pots and pop into the gh.

those cuttings will continue to produce roots right now and may well be totally entwined if left all together.  Besides, they will be ready then to grow fast in spring if potted now 

Privet hedge help

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:35

Not quite but a few inches for sure misterpf 

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