Latest posts by Verdun

Just to tease Ladybird

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 19:27

I know it is a feminine colour but,,yes,,it is so tactile. I have pennisetum villosum that will be a neighbour next year 

The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 19:23

Ladybird, could I also suggest Spigelia Marilamdica Wisley Jester and..............

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:03

Ha ha.  I am a sillee billee   I simply could not work it out...knew it wasn't a caterpillar.  Can we keep this a secret ? ; dont want the forum teasing me . (I knew really...just testing !!!!) 

thrips then CraighB 

Look out for the bargains

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:58

Lilysilly.....local Wyevale.  You will have to haggle for best deals.  do you enjoy this?  

Lots of little nurseries too down here with unusual and uncommon gems 

The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:54

Ruffled Swan .....the semi double cousin of Wild Swan and showing the more pinky on Wild Swan.  lots of buds to open.  Now less tatty and more refined than first pics.  There is a "difference" 

hydrangea feeding

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:41

Depends on the colour if using seaweed.  Not at all on blues in my opinion if you have a really good named blue variety

in the ground I would  simply use fish blood and bone in early spring plus a mulch incorporating pelleted chicken manure.  A liquid feed is not necessary for hydrangea in the ground.  Water is the key thing. 

In pots I would use epsom salts and tomato fertiliser if blue In acid john innes.  if pink or red Seaweed is fine.

Just to tease Ladybird

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:33

hope the beauty of this comes across.  

Just the 2 flowers but plenty of buds so think this will be a cracker in a couple of weeks 

the foliage is a delight too 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:16

Papi Jo......!  

laurel can be shaped and pruned without sulking.  For me a useful plant 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:04

Agree with Dove...exactly what I would do.  Now is ideal too 

Please identify this pretty hosta

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 16:50

Agree with Punkoc.....definitely fire and ice.  If you grow it Newb keep it out of the midday sun.  It glows in shade 

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Those who don't have grasses!

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Where are they coming from?

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New GW...??

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Garden Rescue is back......

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Fuschias and vine weevils

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What will be left standing?

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Wot did I get?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

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Just to tease Ladybird

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Look out for the bargains

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