London (change)
Today 19°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 9°C

Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Acer

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 22:17

I prune Acer dissectum every spring.  Remove all die back annually and prune all branches back.  Done just as buds are bursting

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:50

Enjoy your chocolate Archie.   Yep, keep warm 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:13

Sorry chicky...missed your post

Got it too.......spelling has it. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:08

Can I help with the Ark Punkdoc?  

I take my,old mum for regular pain injections and her doctor is a laugh.  He always strikes me as being a bit "odd" but everyone likes him. Refreshingly puts his patients at ease though 

Plant Indentification

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:00

Can't tell until it leafs up.  A photo then will confirm. 

I would do it as Busy suggests.  If its a spirea .....like Anthony waterer, for example.....I would cut it hard back to the ground after flowering.  It will quickly send up fresh growth for summer and flower again.  If its a potentilla I would tidy it up in late summer. Whatever the plant is it will look better and be far more compact.  

Large bird of prey

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 18:35

Hiya Jim

No, sometimes they fly from Paradise Park...world famous for parrots, eagles, etc etc....and simply perch on high trees, pylons, etc.  they are huge.  Not common, just happens on odd occasions. Paradise Park is about 1mile away as the crow....eagle...flies 

Me too Jim....wish I knew more about birds but wildlife too.  I live where there are many rare wild plants yet know nothing of them.  That's sad and I need to rectify that.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 18:22

All calm now folks.  Not for long though methinks.

Actually quite sunny albeit windy at times. 

So it's the jet  stream that's to blame. Won't move.  Stuck.  Just sucking and blowing wind and rain at Cornwall and england. 

How can people strike at times like these?  They have a right to but surely a bit of common care should kick in for those needing to get home as quickly amd as safely as poss.

 

2014

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:13

This is fast becoming my favourite thread Marion.  Always popping in to check your news 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:10

Glad,ma is fine Dove...son too.  

Reassurance is so important isn't it?  We all need it occasionally. 

Acer

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:06

Hiya KEVD9T3

Warm welcome.  Nice to have ??ou here.

I think Salino is right on both counts.  It does seem an odd plant to try and shape and it will naturally try to grow as it wants to now.  However, maybe to look at shortening some branches initially to get a semblance of a natural shape.  Would do this when growth can be seen in early spring to avoid any dieback. 

I do like topiary to a "natural" shape though.  Far from being ghastly I think many people like it.  Often makes plants more tactile.  Same with yellow or variegated foliage.....it adds another dimension to the garden, a sparkle, an edge a boost.  I topiarise a lot of shrubs like this to create a nice rounded or conical shape when not in flower. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Astilbes

Replies: 4    Views: 103
Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 07:42

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Replies: 14    Views: 289
Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 10:24

Black...good or yuck?

Replies: 22    Views: 558
Last Post: 05/04/2014 at 22:18

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Replies: 16    Views: 352
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 20:55

Yellow is the colour.......

Replies: 40    Views: 799
Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 15:58

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Replies: 67    Views: 1974
Last Post: 31/03/2014 at 11:13

Oh eck

Replies: 25    Views: 474
Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 16:25

An ENVY thread....

Replies: 115    Views: 2830
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 06:55

Spam

Replies: 10    Views: 280
Last Post: 20/02/2014 at 15:48

Allwoods

Replies: 0    Views: 125
Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 19:20

WHAT WEEDKILLER?

Replies: 6    Views: 194
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 09:34

Am I a sillee billee?

Replies: 65    Views: 1308
Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 19:34

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Replies: 16    Views: 497
Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 23:57

Small nurseries online

Replies: 19    Views: 691
Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 14:51

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Replies: 26    Views: 7370
Last Post: 01/01/2014 at 17:32
1 to 15 of 152 threads