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Latest posts by Verdun

Rust spots

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:08

Yes, agree.  My rhubarb is a bit like that and it's a yearly thing until I water it.  And water it WELL 

Osteospermum Cuttings?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 07:59

Osteospermum cuttings are the easiest.

They often layer themselves but pin down a couple of "nicked" stems and cover with soil.  In a few weeks you,will have new plamts.  I find cuttings take froable every part of the plant.....half and half perlite and mpc is excellent.

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 23:51


dafodil leaves

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 23:50

Daff foliage looks fine if you dead head them.  It's only when the fosilage starts to yellow that they look drab.  Then I push them under shrubs or flat n the ground.  By then they will not be affected by this.  When the yellowing turns brown remove them 

I also take advantage, after flowering, of dividing them.  Without breaking up the clumps too much I pot up and feed well.  I am at that stage now with many of my daffs

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 23:42

Sorry Mike.  Meant to say good luck for your op.

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:32

Hello Mike.

Good to have your calming words .  Looking forward to your book 

plant ideas for this old pot

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:50

Aeonium schwarzkopf........silly me! 

plant ideas for this old pot

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:47

Agree with Busy.  Red was first colour I thought of.  

Red sedums, pelargoniums, gazanias, sempervivens, or aeonium swarzcopf (have to check that spelling cos think its wrong) growing out of a carpet of sedum spurium.

Its not a large pot.  One simple theme will look best I think 

Ants eating pansies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:29

Ants won't eat your plants.  However, they can kill them by burrowing under them.  Just make sure soil is firmed now and then or use ant killer there.  


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:27

MrsGarden, that new salvia is a thug.  Don't plant it.  It will take over your garden. 

Take it to the bin or local dump or................

Give it to meeeeeeeeee 

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hardy geraniums pictures

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

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

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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