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Latest posts by Verdun

Very pleasantly surprised.......

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:53

For context Jo, how much did you pay?  In my experience you can buy full size plants for similar cost.  Plants that will flower now and make an impact now

however, pleased you are happy with your purchase.

Annual geraniums

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:10

Most winters they.....survive here outside.  For sure always indoors

those annual geraniums are actually long lived as Nut said.  Just not really hardy enough to be a true perennial as we know them. If hit by frost they will my experience once the top goes the whole plant dies.

not far from me a cottage wall was covered with pelargoniums........must have been 15' across and as much high.  Long since gone but it only takes one decent frost.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:39

Its the best way Tetley

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:37

It is a mistake to use lots of slugs pellets. Too many and they become an attractant.

touch wood......I grow several hostas both in the ground and in pots and they are still hardly touched by slugs etc.

I use pellets sparingly....perhaps 6 pellets or so (I don't exactly count them.....under each hosta.  Replenished after heavy rainfall.  

A combination of pellets, clean environment (no decaying materials nearby) and night time visits with torch and salt solution seems to be effective.

i also feel not allowing hostas to flower is a factor......decaying flowers are hugely attractive to slugs.  hosta foliage is never as good after flowering either.  I have a few I allow to flower in pots.

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 13:37

Usually slugs or snails Nadger. Why are you so convinced it's not?


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:59

It didnt do well for me Hostafan.  Let me know how you get on with it 


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:57

Too late for seed now annmarie.

sow in spring to flower following spring 


In my garden today?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:55

A lager and cheese sandwich. 

ordered replacement plants for those supplied in broken state

another lager 

too hot for any gardening but mostly ok for now


HELP !!!!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 09:50

Just one dahlia seems to be smothered in aphids.  The rest..I have quite a few...are fine.

you can spray with insecticide or with an organic compound or rub them off.....or, you can remove the tops, usually where affected.  Lose these flowers but more will come in days

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 09:46

Hiya susiejennie

yes,,there will be a lot of rhizome stems.  They will quickly leaf up and....depending on variety, will flower again in a few weeks.

again, depending on variety, divide in September.  

You could peg down a couple of those rhizomes now.  They will root and continue to flower

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

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